James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
Polluted means…contaminated, dirty, soiled, messed up, stained, corrupted, polluted, fouled up, trashed, tainted, infected, not suitable for use, and impure.
This summer I bought a dress that I saw all the TV anchors wearing everyday and when I put it on the Holy Spirit let me know… “uh ah”. Then another day I bought a few pairs of pants/leggings that everyone is wearing and I even had on a long shirt with it…but the Holy Spirit in me said “uh ah”. So I thought I could wear it under a skirt and I got the OK in my spirit.
I put this out there not to have you all up in my business with me and my God…but to let you know I’m serious about how I represent myself as God’s child. I want to separate myself from the world. I don’t have to go around looking like Little House on the Prairie fashions either. I know God doesn’t mind if I try to look fashionable…but I want to please God and I want to always be modest in my appearance and behavior. Many of women’s and children’s clothing these days are becoming very revealing. If the outfit is not modest….don‘t buy it. Keep shopping until you find clothes that are. Stick to what you know is right. Listen to that inner voice or inner sense that something is not appropriate. What message am I and/or my child is sending in this outfit to those who are seeing me?
Men must also be mindful not to be overly flamboyant in their style. Modesty and classic is style is best. Behavior that represents living a Holy Spirit filled life is a life that separates you from the world.
It’s a subtle trick of the enemy to get us polluted and we must be on guard. We should repent and get a new mindset if we get tripped up.
I did speak here about clothing but it’s also being polluted in any area of our lives.
In my bible reading and studying ….I know how God wants me to be [holy, Jesus-like, Holy Spirit led] and I know how HE doesn’t want me to be [worldly, evil and sinful]. God said for ME to KEEP MYSELF FROM BEING POLLUTED! I do that by walking in the Spirit and hiding God’s word in my heart!