Remember playing dress-up as a kid? You’d get in your mom’s or dad’s old clothes and role-play adulthood. Tea parties. Restaurants. House. School. Today “dressing up” has hit an all-time low. We joke that during the days of COVID, the person who wore sweat pants the most days a month was the true winner in the pandemic. The Bible is filled with mentions of clothing—both literal and figurative, beginning in Genesis with the first desire for clothing after humankind’s fall. Through the New Testament epistles especially, the metaphor of “dressing up” takes on a special significance, directing us to express our internal faith in external efforts, the way we “put on” certain items of clothing.
Have you ever dreamed you were standing in front of your classmates in nothing but your underwear? It’s a nightmarish situation to say the least! In this chapter, you’ll look at the time when Adam and Eve found themselves unclothed before God—and their nakedness made them feel ashamed.
In many cultures, black clothing is a symbol of mourning. But in ancient times, people went to an even greater extreme and often tore their clothes! In this chapter, you’ll consider how the tradition of tearing clothes points to our need for God’s rescue and redemption.
Whether you’re a shopaholic or only buy clothes on an as-needed basis, there’s nothing better than wearing a new outfit that makes you look and feel great. In this chapter, you’ll look at passages in Scripture that instruct us to put on new clothes—in a spiritual sense, of course!
Modern soldiers look much different than ancient warriors or medieval knights. But one thing they all have in common is protective outerwear. In this chapter, you’ll unpack Paul’s famous metaphor of the Armor of God in Ephesians chapter 6.
Works of art often depict saints in flowing white robes and golden halos. And while it’s easy to let our imaginations run wild when it comes to heaven, the Bible does provide some clues about what we’ll wear in our eternal home. In this chapter, you’ll open to First Corinthians 15 for a sneak peek at your heavenly attire.