Deuteronomy 22:5, “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.”
This is a verse that many people today want to ignore. We should never ignore something that is in the Bible. It’s in the Bible for a reason, so we ought to heed to it. People want to give their arguments to this verse, “Well, this is Old Testament.” That is true. Every Old Testament truth has a New Testament parallel. The New Testament parallel to this would be I Timothy 2:8-9, “I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array.” The Bible says that women are to adorn themselves in modest apparel. That has to do with not drawing unnecessary attention to oneself. It says “in like manner.” That refers to the verse before where it speaks of holiness. The thought is that women are to dress in a holy way that does not draw unnecessary attention to oneself.
The greatest truth in this verse is that there ought to be a distinction between the clothing of men and women. In today’s world, there are so many people that you can’t even tell what gender they are by looking at them. It is so sad. Then, on top of that, you have people of one gender wanting to be a member of the other gender. That’s not how God intended for it to be. The Bible says in Genesis 5:2, “Male and female created he them.” There needs to be distinction. The verse above states that if we don’t that we are an abomination to God. God is disgusted with us if we are not modest and distinct. How is our appearance today? Our appearance will be a direct reflection of our heart. Let us make sure our heart is pure, so our appearance will be pure. Let us have the appearance of a Christian today.
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