1. God covers Himself in garments of light. Psalms 104:2
2. When God created Adam and Eve He covered them with garments of light. Patriarchs and Prophets 45,57
3. When Adam and Eve perceived that they were naked they formed for themselves garments of fig leaves. Genesis 3:7
4. Covering yourself with garments of your own devising and your own selection is a sign of rebellion against God.
5. When Jesus confronts Adam and Eve, and enters into covenant relationship with them Jesus covers them Himself with garments of His own making. Genesis 3:21; Zechariah 3:1-5
6. Ever since the fall man has been wrestling with his clothing. The key concept is does God have a style of clothing that He wants us to wear and does the world have a style of clothing that it wants us to wear.
7. The worlds clothing is revealed in Isaiah 3:16-24. It is displayed in a style of walking, in the attitude of the individual wearing it, and in its multitude of facets, ornaments, and jewelry.
8. Babylon displays it in Revelation 17:4 – purple, scarlet, gold, precious stones, and pearls.
9. God’s clothing style is signified by its simplicity and lack of ornamentation. The focus of the clothing is not to be on specialized hair, nor the wearing of gold, nor on “much” apparel. Ornamentation should be of character rather than jewelry. I Peter 3:1-4
10. In I Timothy Paul describes the clothing of a Christian woman as modest, not with specialized hair, gold, pearls, or costly array. The woman is to be decorated with good works of Godliness. I Timothy 2:9-10
11. Jesus wore a garment and a coat. It would appear that His wardrobe was simple and practicle. John 19:23-24
12. John the Baptist wore prophets clothing – raiment of camels hair and a leather girdle about his loins. Matthew 3:4.
13. Elijah also wore simple clothing similar to that of John the Baptist. II Kings 1:8
14. The priesthood wore clothing of linen. Exodus 39:27-29 Purity and simplicty were displayed in these garmets.
15. The priesthood was to wear linen clothing while minstering and not woolen garments lest their clothing cause them to sweat. Everything was to be pure and clean. Ezekiel 44:17-18
16. A follower of God was not to wear clothing of mingled linen and wool. Leviticus 19:19. This is to symbolize not mingling of truth and error. Only the pure garment of Christ’s righteousness to be acceptable. Deuteronomy 22:11
17. In times of rededication God asked His people to remove all jewelry and to wash their clothes so that they would be acceptable to Him. Genesis 35:1-4; Exodus 19:10-11; 33:4-6
18. In the list of Solomon’s rebellions linen brought from Egypt is listed. Deuteronomy 17:14-20; I Kings 10:24-11:10 see especially I Kings 10:28
19. Achan was willing to risk his life to have a Babylonian garment. It cost him his life and that of his family as well. Joshua 6:17-19; 7:15,19-26
20. Gehazi gets leprosy because he lusted after the clothing of Naaman. II Kings 5:15-27
21. Clothing reflects the state of the heart. Luke 20:46; Matthew 23:5-7
22. When clothed in the righteousness of Jesus all the world can see Jesus. Ezekiel 16:1-14
23. When trusting in your own righteousness, as symbolized through our clothing, then we are in rebellion against God. Ezekiel 16:15-59
24. The goal of the plan of salvation is to have us surrender to Jesus in all things, even our clothing. The righteous are symbolized as wearing clean, white linen washed in the blood of the Lamb. Revelation 7:14; 19:8,14.
25. Jesus’ church will be clothed in garments without spot or wrinkle and washed by the Word. Ephesians 5:25-27