day 3K138: Dress Codes

“Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

Dress Codes?  Are they coming back?  The fashion industry doesn’t seem to be betting on that happening as they continue to pump out more and more casual/leisure wear.  I wanted to buy a new tie for a wedding I am attending.  The pickings were slim.  Had I wanted a hoodie, no problem.  Almost everyone who has ever managed others has at some point had to address, or think about whether or not a person who is working for them is appropriately dressed for their work.  In my career, I was asked the question many times (remember, I was there at the time of the first Casual Friday).  My rule was a broad one, and it still might hold up today.  “If you’d wash your car in it, or go out dancing at a club in it, then it’s not a good idea to wear it to work.”

How are we to dress for God’s work?  He doesn’t care about our outer wear.  He cares about our inner wear.  Paul gives us some good advice on how we are to dress for work today.  How does our closets look for this work attire?

Reference:  Ephesians 6:14-17 (New Living Translation)