It is so easy for us to find fault with Michal for her concern over such a superficial thing as clothing. Her husband, the king had laid aside his royal robes for the simple, even austere, clothing, not of a priest, who would have some social status, but of a Levite, one who served the priest. The king laid aside his royal garments for those of a servant, publicly, at one of the most significant celebrations in Israel’s history. His act would be recorded for the ages.
Are we any different? I know, we all think that we would not do such a thing. Are we, ourselves, open to wearing what He would have us wear as we minister to Him, live our lives before Him? Or do we stubbornly balk, ignoring His call until He calls no more?
If He is not calling us to such simplicity, do we hinder, as Michal attempted to do, those to whom He is calling? May you thoughtfully consider Anne as she shares her testimony. Click Here for Anne’s Testimony
Update: Just read a compelling study our Savior’s call to the Laodicean church. There is more to this than we might initially recognize. In Revelation, speaking to the last church, He mentions clothing yet again. Will we listen as He speaks?
“Hear what Christ says! Buy from me gold…white clothes…salve. Buy! This is not *cheap grace*. The Laocideans are told it is going to cost them ~ & cost them dearly!….
The second thing that needs to be bought is white garments. Now remember the Laocidean church is a rich church & it is in the heart of *black wool* country ~ a wool renowned throughout the empire for its exceptional softness & fineness. Many in the Laocidean congregation would have owned garments from this fine black wool. Bit like owning a designer dress. They are being asked to exchange their old *designer* life for the new one, one characterized by a life governed by the Spirit, one wherein they exchange sin for righteousness.”
Are we listening?