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Some Men Don’t Dress Up For Church Anymore!

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Some men don’t dress up for church anymore. Churches where all the men wear suits, are rare. Does this reflect our ‘comfortable’ thinking about God? Is it that we bought into the concept that God ONLY looks on the inside? I don’t know. I sure don’t have an answer. If you don’t dress up for God, then when would be an appropriate time to dress up?

Young men wear a suit or a tuxedo to the prom.

Men wear a suit when they marry and pledge their love to their bride.

Men wear a suit to the job interview.

Men wear a suit to drive a limo.

Men dress up to serve your food.

Men wear a suit when they are on TV, to make a good impression.

Men wear a suit when they stand before a Judge.

Men wear a suit when they sit on the witness stand, to impress the jury.

Men wear a suit when they are in the company of the Mayor.

Men wear a suit when they are in the company of the Governor.

Men wear a suit when they are in the company of the President.

Sadly, this is too true!

Some men don’t dress up for church anymore!

  • How important is church to you?
  • If it doesn’t mean much,  your choice of attire will soon reflect your opinion.
  • Being in the presence of the Lord, is the most important part of my day.
  • I will always dress up for the occasion.

Written by Martyn Ballestero

August 5, 2012 at 11:01 am

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  1. My sentiments exactly. I am grieved by this development. Thank you, and may God help us all.

    Shirley Buxton

    August 5, 2012 at 11:07 am

  2. We had a lady that always looked so beautifully neat every service. A young person ask why she always dressed up for every service. Her response was, “I’ve come to the King’s house to visit the King”.

    Virginia Clark

    August 5, 2012 at 12:14 pm

  3. Thankful that I was taught and understand that going to see my Lord and King requires a certain decorum. He is not just God, He is my savior, my friend and my love. Why I would not give Him my best is unthinkable.

    Mike Buie

    August 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm

  4. Awesome Post. Unless someone is a new convert or coming off the streets, we should show reverence by dressing as we are going to the King’s Table to feast.

    Lawrence W. Wismer

    August 5, 2012 at 3:40 pm

  5. I agtee we are too relax. We dress for success for our jobs but come into the church anyway.

    dianedabney

    August 5, 2012 at 3:48 pm

  6. Great Post, you will get some flack from the casuel dressers!

    Dennis Morris

    August 5, 2012 at 5:18 pm

  7. Once again you hit the spot. Awesome post.

    Mark

    August 6, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    • Thank You Bro. Balestro for reiterating this! My heart is grieved when I see people come to church in a “don’t care” fashion!

      Carolyn Green, AR

      August 19, 2012 at 8:47 pm

  8. I am a Baptist minister and church pastor. I feel the same way as you do. I wear a tie to preach even on Wednesday and Sunday evening. To me personally, this is very important. It makes me sad that many servants of God are so “modern” and are following the culture around them, that sometimes they look like tramps when they stand behind the pulpit.

    J. Frank Soto

    November 13, 2013 at 6:42 pm


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