Should we dress up for church?


There is nowhere in the bible that we are told we have to get all dolled-up to go to a church service.

We are not more ‘Christian’ if we get dressed up, we don’t find any greater favor from God for doing it and it’s not going to affect our salvation.

However…. I have noticed a change in attitude amongst Christians.

When I was little, everyone put on their ‘Sunday Best’ and went to church (on time) and LOVED being there with their brothers and sisters in Christ.

Over the last 20 years or so, the ‘dress code’ has relaxed considerably, which is not a bad thing, but that’s not the only thing that has relaxed.

What has also relaxed is people’s attitude toward worship and fellowship in general.

How many people in your church arrive after the service has started? How many really love being there?

How many people in your church have the same attitude toward God, their faith and their Christian walk that they have toward the clothes they wear – relaxed and casual?

How many people do you know that put about as much time, effort and thought into their relationship with God as they put into picking the clothes they wear on a Sunday?

How about you – how seriously do you take your relationship with God? Is it worth putting some time and effort into or is it just something casual that you think about for a few seconds once a day or so?

Philippians 3:13-14 (NIV)

13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.