I don’t buy many dry clean only garments these days, since I’m no longer working in a corporate workplace where suits are the dress code. To be honest, on top of the fact that it gets expensive to maintain something you wear really often, I sweat a lot! No offense to those who prefer or who must wear formal clothing on a regular basis…but I just flat-out like the concept of stuff that can handle going into the soapy water and taking a good scrubbing as often as it needs it. And while I don’t doubt that all those chemicals do the trick too, I’m just a wash-and-wear kind of gal. My needs are pretty simple, so goes my choice of apparel (smile).
I’m so glad that God’s grace provides for us a good washing when we need cleansed from being out in that dirty world. We can’t wrap ourselves in plastic and walk around to keep our clothes clean, and we can’t be out there without being exposed to some things that need scrubbed off of us when we come back into His presence. We can live a holy life among a lost world, and we can persevere not to allow the influence of darkness stain our garments; but in truth, each day we stand before the Lord in need of new mercies. We hear and see things that can bend our thinking and tarnish our purity. Even in times when we’ve not sinned, our spirit can still pick up the stale odor of the world from just having passed through it—kind of like walking through a shroud of cigarette smoke outside the grocery store (a personal pet peeve of mine!).
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