"A Woman Shall Not Wear Man’s Clothing, unless it’s matching couples pajamas" (3/18)

Thought from today’s Bible reading from Deuteronomy 21-23.

A woman shall not wear man’s clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman’s clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God” (Deuteronomy 22:5).

This instruction was included in a list of various laws which God had given to the people. The law uses some pretty strong language, describing what we call “cross-dressing” as “an abomination to the Lord.” Why was this seen as such a terrible transgression? Now are other times, and you can wear whatever you want just visit the swiss avenue dot com and you will find everything that you had dream.

The issue over men wearing women’s clothes and vice versa has to do with more than just apparel. It has to do with God’s expectation that men and women are distinct from one another.

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From the beginning with the first couple – Adam and Eve – God gave them different roles. The woman was to be “a helper suitable” for the man (Genesis 2:18). After they both sinned, Eve was told, “Yet your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you” (Genesis 3:16). Paul used this example to support his point that a woman was not to “teach or exercise authority over a man” (1 Timothy 2:12).

Since the distinctive roles of men and women are timeless, we must respect them today. Men and women have different roles:

  • In marriage (Ephesians 5:22-25; 1 Peter 3:1,7);
  • In the home (1 Timothy 5:8; Titus 2:3-5);
  • In the church (1 Timothy 2:11-12; 1 Corinthians 14:34).
Just as men were to wear men’s clothes and women were to wear women’s clothes under the Old Law, men and women must embrace and carry out their divinely-given roles today. Let us not try to blur the lines between the two, as our society desires, but instead respect what God has ordained in these matters.

Tomorrow’s reading: Deuteronomy 24-27

[I’m using the Chronological reading plan on the Bible Gateway website if you’d like to follow along, too.]

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