Physical beauty and clothing style attract the eye, while the person who displays Christian qualities is respected (Prov 31:30). Clothing trends change frequently, yet the qualities of ‘divine fruit’ do not go out of fashion (Gal 5:22,23). Any favourable outward impression we

How do I look in God’s eyes?

make will quickly be compromised if our personality and character does not complement our appearance. Some people spend a lot of money on their looks, yet our worth depends on much more than our appearance. Fashion should never become an idol in our lives. It is not wrong for Christians to be fashionable and dress in nice clothes, yet inner beauty is even more attractive (1 Pet 3:1-7).

Women, particularly need to dress modestly and not provocatively as men are easily aroused sexually by the styling of various fashionable clothes (1 Tim 2:9,10). Fashions that are immodest, draw attention to oneself of blur the lines of distinction between the genders are off-limits.

See also: appearance, beauty, body piercing, clothing, modesty, vanity.