MUSINGS – June 07 2018
“So I tell you to stop worrying about what you will eat, drink, or wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothes? “Look at the birds. They don’t plant, harvest, or gather the harvest into barns. Yet, your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than they? “Can any of you add a single hour to your life by worrying? “And why worry about clothes? Notice how as was the flowers grow in But I say that not even Solomon in all his majesty was dressed like one of these flowers. That’s the way God clothes the grass in the field. Today it’s alive, and tomorrow it’s thrown into an incinerator. So how much more will he clothe you people who have so little faith?”
According to a study reported in Forbes Magazine, It is estimated that the average woman will spend approximately $125,000 on clothing and accessories in her lifetime. I can almost hear the men out there saying, “I knew it!” But wait a minute guys, according to a new survey from the Boutique@Ogiy, men spend more time and money shopping for clothing than do woman.
Clothing is needed. We must protect ourselves from the elements. According to Reference.Com The main dress worn by Jewish men and women during the first century was the tunic, with a woman’s tunic made longer than a man’s. Each Jew wore three primary garments at the time. A wool or linen undergarment was worn under the tunic, with a fabric sash, rope or leather belt used to tie the dress. A mantle was placed over a shoulder over the tunic’s voluminous sleeve. During Jesus’ time, the cloak or mantle worn by the Jews was not only used as a topcoat, but also served as a bedroll or a blanket. Blue tassels were included on the garment to comply with Jewish law. All Jewish people wore sandals, which were either crafted with wood or camel hide. Women during the period wore a veil with ends that fell to the floor. A veil also covered a woman’s face when she ventured away from her home. The only time women displayed their hair in public was on their wedding day.
I believe that the point Jesus was making that there are much more important things on which to use or time, efforts, and money than on how we look.
How much of your budget is for clothing and accessories?
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