By Linda Tancs

When a celebrity-driven event takes place, everyone wants to know what the glitterati are wearing. That’s nothing new. It’s been taking place for centuries, even among the lower classes. In Tudor England, you could “read” a lot about a person based on their livery, a special uniform worn by a servant. The term comes from liberatio robarum (the giving of robes), as clothes (robes) were given from a master to a servant to wear. Liveries bestowed a certain group identity among the wearers and distinguished high servants from low servants.

In a spiritual sense, our special uniform is the armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18). By agreeing to wear it, we define our relationship with Him. Our livery reminds us Who we serve and sets us apart from imposters, wolves in sheep’s clothing (Matthew 7:15-20). Are you wearing the right robes?

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