EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR
by: pastor paul rika, international director of HOREMOW
EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2022
TEXT: 1 TIMOTHY 2:8-10
(8) I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
(9) In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
(10) But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
KEY VERSE: 1 CORINTHIANS 10:31
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
The recommendation of the Scripture is that which is appropriate for feminine dressing- women professing godliness. How much you need is not specified, what is specified is that which is suitable for women professing godliness. There are wrappers that you can buy with seven hundred naira. There are others that range between seven thousand to seventy thousand naira. In the society where you are, how do people look at you with the kind of clothes you put on? We shall consider these Divine injunctions.
1 TIMOTHY 2:8-10
I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works. But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
Whatever you want to wear, you are supposed to answer the question- if you wear it, will it affect your godliness before the people? Will the people see a sign in you that there is ungodliness? How will the society read you when you put on that attire? Am I high-minded?
The bible here is trying to make you avoid anything that will corrupt your mind or that of the society as being high-minded. Humility will be corrupted. Avoid wearing anything that will affect you or make the society murmur against you. Does not nature itself teach you? What are the comments of the society around you, the people in whose midst you are? That is why Apostle Paul said you put on only that which becometh women professing godliness. Your claim of godliness must be authenticated by your clothing and adornment. The society around you should see the gospel of righteousness and holiness in your dressing. Your hairdo must not conform to the fashions of this world that comes to naught.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Is God glorified in your clothing and adornment?
SONG FOR THE DAY: I want to know you more and more.
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Ezekiel 34-35; 1 Peter 2
PASTOR PAUL RIKA