Walking into Worship

What’s your worship attire?

We deceive ourselves when we breezily claim that God does not care what we wear to church. God cares about our hearts, and what we wear is often an expression of our hearts. So what does your relaxed worship attire say about you?

A bride would be insulted if we cared so little as to show up for her wedding in cut up jeans and sneakers. Instead, we “dress up” for her wedding to express our regard for her and the significance of the event. What, then, are we saying when we see no need to treat our worship with similar or even greater regard?

“Give unto the LORD the glory due his name,” “worship the LORD in the beauty of his holiness” (Psalm 29:2). The “holiness” of our public worship should influence how we dress for the occasion. There is nothing remotely “casual” about the worship taking place in heaven, where appropriate clothing seems to matter (Revelations 7:9–12). What internal disposition are we revealing when we dress no differently for church than we do for a trip to the mall or hanging out with friends around a grill? Could it be that our casual dress, chosen merely for our own comfort and convenience is a reflection of an equally casual, can’t-be-bothered attitude toward worship itself?

So again I ask, what does your relaxed worship attire say about you?


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