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its impact on fellow believers? We often have already considered Jacob and the sin- joyfully sing together in worship, “Love so gular honor and glory he reserved for amazing, so divine, demands my heart my Joseph. The prophet Isaiah echoes this in life my all.” Truly the love of Christ con- the words of the Lord God; “I am the Lord: strains us to surrender our all to Him. That that is My name: and My glory will I not surrender begins in the assembly God has give to another, neither My praise to graven planted. There I have the opportunity to images” (Isa 42:8). As believers, we bow faithfully love the brethren, to exercise the our heads and hearts in agreement with the gift He has given, and to honor Him in my Father that the Son is worthy of such glory. interactions and even in my choice of ap- The Lord Jesus affirms His equality with parel. We have been given guides to help us the Father as He prays in John 17, “And with this great challenge of faithful fellow- now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine ship. There are elders with a desire to pro- own self with the glory which I had with vide gentle guidance, and there are experi- thee before the world was” (John 17:5). enced believers whose understanding spans Yet, we wonder at the words of the Lord as generations of service in God’s assembly. His prayer continues: “And the glory which But the greatest Counselor is the Holy Thou gavest Me I have given them; that Spirit, Who is ready to direct the willing they may be one, even as We are one” (John heart. Would it not be a correct attitude 17:22). In heaven, we will be clothed in before coming to an assembly meeting to glory far excelling that which adorned simply ask the Lord to preserve us from say- Joseph. How wonderful that those glorious ing, doing, or wearing anything that might garments will not inspire jealousy or sin in distract or deter another believer in his or others, but rather will serve to unite us in her service to the Lord? serving the Lord and furthering His eternal glory! With such glory before us we should We have considered the principles that be motivated in every area of this life, in- should inform and direct our dress in this cluding our physical attire, to pursue that life, and specifically in the assembly. which honors the Savior, unites His peo- However, there is wonderful truth to con- ple, and encourages fellow believers to re- sider concerning our heavenly attire. We main focused on our Lord. Additional copies: A. J. Higgins - firstname.lastname@example.org OR Paul Glenney - PGlenney@ TruthandTidings.com. Web site: www.TruthandTidings.com.