Monday, September 20, 2010

The Flesh is Nothing to be Proud Of

Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; Revelation 3:17-18

The licentious society in which we live comes quite close to idolizing the naked body, but the whole tone of Scripture is in the opposite direction. The priests, for example, were commanded to wear breeches and not robes when they officiated, so that even the sight of a naked leg would not mar their service.

Women in the [churches] were to be modestly covered, and no doubt that meant legs and shoulders and chests as well as heads! In short, flesh is nothing to be proud of! It is far better for our sisters (and brothers) to cover theirs with a fair amount of clothing instead of a carefully nurtured suntan.

(Booker, George., By The Way, ChristadelphianBooksOnline, Section V)

1 comment:

  1. That's sure a change a lot of us wouldn't like making.