EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 22, 2020.
1 Peter 3:3-5
Proverbs 31:30 Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
When you dress provocatively in a way that makes women in the society to idolize you, are you not putting the women in trouble? They can no longer rest at home and they start disturbing their husbands to buy similar attire for them. Some may be saying to their husbands, “Look at the wrapper that woman is wearing, it costs her 100,000 Naira (US $260.00). If you love me, I want you to buy one for me too.”
With this, have you not become one of the troublers of the church? You are causing women to turn away their minds from God to you. They now use you as a role model in worldliness and self-glorification. You have taught them how to feel important and draw attention to themselves.
That is not a godly example the Lord wants you to set. That is not what God wants the people to emulate.
What God wants from you is to be an example to the believers in good conduct, in holy conversation, in faith, in charity, and in turning sinners to Christ, not yourself. But now, you have chosen to compete with God for attention. Can you be guiltless? What kind of dressing befits women professing godliness? What are the types of dressing and adornment you expect to see on a godly woman?
How can people see true Christianity in your dressing? How can your dressing promote righteousness and holiness? How can your dressing reveal the meekness and decency of Christ in your life? I am talking about the kind of dressing that will reveal the glory of God and draw sinners to Jesus. Woman, don't think you can win the heart of a man by making yourself look fanciful.
The real beauty of a woman is an inward character, not the outward appearance. Don't follow the pattern of the world in fanciful hairdos, make-ups, adorning yourself with jewelry, using all these artificial, fake and false body parts. Don't think that because other women's hairs are fanciful, you too will do yours like that. No! Not by the outward adorning of fanciful hairdo or wearing of gold can you win the heart of a man.
Why would you employ the properties harlots use to attract customers to get the attention of your husband or a suitor? Your best adornment is the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
Thought for the day:
The real beauty of a woman is not in flashy dressing but in godly character
Song for the day:
Make me perfect, make me perfect……
Bible reading for the day:
Exodus 1-3; Matthew 15:21-39
PASTOR PAUL RIKA