There is a question we ask ourselves every day. No matter who you are and what you do, you ask this question at least every day. What will I wear today?
We arise in the morning and put off our pajamas and then make a decision what to wear.
God in His Word uses this concept of putting off and putting on clothes in regard to living a successful spiritual walk.
A vital key to living a successful spiritual walk with our Heavenly Father is what the Bible calls the renewed mind. The picture God paints for us is to take things out of our mind that are harmful and put His things in our mind that will bless us. As you read these Scriptures note the word for “put off” and “put on” refers to the action of taking clothes off and putting clothes on.
But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
And above all these things put on charity [love of God], which is the bond of perfectness.
What is in your closet that you have hanging around? Do you allow yourself to hang on to “anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy and filthy communication out of your mouth” or have you cleaned your closet from these and have only the Godly apparel to put on such as, “mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering [patience] forbearance with everyone, forgiveness and most of all the love of God. Check Ephesians 4:22-32 for other items to either put off or put on in your closet.
Recently in our fellowship I challenged everyone to check what is in their closet and clean out the “old man” stuff and put on the “new man” qualities.
Check and see what you are wearing! Out with the old man; in with the new man, the Christ in you!