Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Fashion Smashion

Matthew 6 is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible... and suddenly it's meaning even more to me... perhaps in light of my VH1 red carpet encounters, where for a moment, I thought I might want to live that life, to care about those types of things... what to wear, where to be, what's hot, what's not. These verses snap me back to reality... who cares what you wear?! And isn't it awesome that the Bible is relevant even today?!

Matthew 6:25-29 (from The Message version)
"If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don't fuss about what's on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.

Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? All this time and money wasted on fashion—do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.

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