21st November 2011

Spend Time With Your Tailor 

“For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.”
Proverbs 2:6 (NIV) 

How many of you ladies have tried on a dress and the waist fitted perfectly, but the hips…?  What about you men as you tried on trousers. The length was great but the waist…? 

What a difference when the suit or the dress is tailor-made. The style and the fit are perfect.

When we listen to a sermon, or read Christian books or magazines, sometimes we are really struck by an article and it really speaks to us. But sermons, books and magazines are like off-the-peg clothes—occasionally they fit well and it may feel like the writer is talking just to us. More often than not though, it’s a paragraph or sentence that really speaks to us while the rest of the article seems to have no relevance to our situation.

Personal Bible study is like tailor-made clothing. It’s an opportunity for God to speak to us as individuals. We all learn in different ways, but God’s teaching is tailor-made for our lives, for our situations, and is delivered at just the right time. It is perfect for us.

I’ve only ever had one tailor-made dress—that was my wedding dress. It was a lovely dress, but the wedding dress we are all longing to see is the one worn by the Bride of Christ. What a wonderful dress she will be wearing. As it says in Revelation 19:7-8, “For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear. (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints).”

I’m sure we’d all like to contribute to that dress, and the only way to do that is to get out our Bibles and be fitted out by our Tailor. 

Dear Father, as we come before you today please speak to each us from your Bible with words tailor-made for us.

Study by Debbie Thomas


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