CHAPTER 4 - DRESSING
Dressing has become an issue today, many have asked if God is interested in our outward appearance even as an adult not to talk of a child. There are several things the scripture said concerning the issue which are beyond the scope of this book. But let us track what transpired in Genesis 3.
Gen 3:7 As soon as they had eaten it, they were given understanding and realized that they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and covered themselves.(GNB)
Gen 3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them. (KJV)
Gen 3:21 For Adam also and for his wife the Lord God made long coats (tunics) of skins and clothed them. (AMP)
Before verse Gen 3:7 man did not know good and evil similar to a new born baby, but in verse 7 they had understanding, they know when to hide. When my daughter was two years of age, if I caution her about putting a particular item in her mouth, and she desires to do it, she would run to another room where I would not see her in order that she may put it back in her mouth. This indicates she has started knowing what is good and bad.
It may interest you to know that the first correction God gave to man after he understood(his eyes were open) was in his dressing.
Adam and Eve sewed an indecent dress with fig leaves. It could have been transparent or too short. Then in verse 21 God, according to the amplified version, made a long clothe for them. It was not a mini dress.
The point I am making here is that if God took time to teach man how to dress after he started to understand good and bad. Then the best time to teach someone good dressing habits is as a child(as soon as they start to understand things). Many of the young folks in higher institution indulging in indecent dressing scandals are showing the dressing habits they were moulded with. It may be argued that some learn to use left hand at old age, but if we help our children now, we could have a safer future in this nation.
Remember...Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he shall not depart from it.
This is more than an ordinary literature, it is a manual. A little quiz for parents and children teachers:
HAS GOD EVER SHOWN INTEREST IN ANYONE'S CLOTHING?