Romans 13:14 – “Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.”
How important are our clothes? Well, depending on where you live and what season it is, they’re pretty important. Take a look at our local winters, for example. We all know how cold it gets around here and we know that we all need a warm winter coat to survive the harsh weather. How about in the summer? It can get really hot as well, so we need some cool clothes to make sure we don’t overheat.
The most important clothes you can wear on a daily basis are your spiritual clothes. We’d better make sure we have the right clothes on for the environment we live in! The spiritual climate of the world is changing on a daily basis so we must make sure we have the correct spiritual clothes on so we can survive the changing weather. Paul is encouraging us to make sure we are clothed in Jesus and wearing spiritual clothes that line up with the Word of God so the desires of the flesh don’t give us spiritual frostbite or heat exhaustion. Just like having our skin exposed to the elements will cause us physical issues, the same is true about having our spiritual lives exposed to the lust of the flesh. We will see effects of the flesh on every area of our spiritual lives and, before you know it, we allow ourselves to be to exposed to the elements of the flesh. Purpose in your heart to put on the clothes of the Spirit every day before you leave your house, so you are always protected and prepared to survive the elements in the spirit every time you walk out your door!