“I WILL DWELL IN THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. WHEREFORE COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM, AND BE YE SEPERATE, saith The Lord.” 2 Corinthians 6:16-17
The way people dress today is absolutely like no other time in history. I suppose it is just part of what we ought to expect in the “end times.” Nevertheless I find it ridiculously disrespectful. Disrespectful of ones self and certainly for others.
I am not just speaking of revealing too much skin that ought not be exposed. Or wearing clothing that either hugs a body that is not becoming with spandex products, or on the opposite end, wearing clothing that is too large and loose. It is all of it!
Everyone’s body or form is not designed to wear the same thing well, and that is nothing new. One size or style does not fit all. But to not have any sense or care about it, is a new thing in history.
Just look around you when you are out today and, minus a few exceptions, you will find that several generations appear in public in clothing that is inappropriate for their age, body etc.
I am a seamstress and recently puchased a wonderful book written by Linda Przbyszewski called “The Lost Art of Dress.”
Good sense is reflected in what we chose to wear.
When Jesus told us to be lights in the world he was asking us to put definition between his children and those that have not, or maybe will not, come to him. The contrast should be obvious in a contolled and circumspect way. We should reflect both inner and outer differences to a lost and dying world.
It does matter what you wear!
In the book, the Lost Art of Dress we can trace the worst decline in tasteful dressing back to the early 1960’s. It parallels along side the woman’s movement and creeps on the scene as most destructive devises of our enemy do.
During decades prior to that era of decline, people cared about their outer appearance. Respect and consideration was given to occasion and proper dress for occasion. Appropriate dress was varied depending on things such as, work at home, social inviroments, etc.
Home economics classes for young women taught them specific principles in dress along with many other necessary tools women needed for life. Many key woman down through history understood the principles of good dress and design, and they were referred to as “The dress doctors.” We could sure use some of them back in our midst today!
They understood and taught that art was a spiritual force that encouraged an appreciation of the beauty of God’s creation. They taught:
The Five art principles:
They explained that these same principles should be used in design of clothing. Applying these principles to dress was called “artistic repose,” that moment when the decerning eye takes a design as a whole and finds it perfectly satisfying in color, line, and form.
By 1972 a radical feminist named Robin Morgan spoke at the annual meeting of the American Home Ecconomics Association and told them the best thing they could do was quit their jobs.
By the mid 1970’s funding for home economics programs were slashed on the grounds that their classes encouraged stereotypes.
We have spiraled downward in society since that time. Home economics programs are no more and the principles taught are not being taught in our homes much anymore. Mothers dress like teenage daughters and children are allowed to play dress up on our streets as they once did in their childhood rooms.
I believe our Father in heaven must be so grieved to see that his own children no longer demonstrate good sense in their outward appearance.
How can a lost and dying world identify us as being different from the world? He needs us during these last days to stand out not blend in!
“WHEREFORE COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM, AND BE YE SEPERATE, saith The Lord.”
Ms Linda Darlene