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Do you take your personal appearance seriously?

Many professing Christians do not. While there are many who are committed to sharing their faith verbally, there seems to be relatively few who understand the inherent complexity of communication (i.e., the inevitable interrelation between a message and its medium).

If more Christians understood this, they would realize that while God does indeed look on the heart, ordinary people look first at the outward appearance. It therefore becomes our responsibility to ensure that our posture, clothing, and personal grooming habits do not in any way distract from our message.

God calls you to take your personal appearance seriously:

“All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being… Give no offense, either to the Jews or to the Greeks or to the church of God, just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.” (1 Cor. 10:23-24, 32)