“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.” – Isaiah 60:1-5

LIGHT FOR NOW:  A failure in observation in the place of reading is an overall failure in reading which will result to failure in interpretation and failure in application.

From the body of scriptures, we’ve gone through in the Old Testament which are Deuteronomy 22:30; Ruth 3:8-9; 1Samuel 15:27, 24:5 and Psalm 133:2 where it is clear that men wore skirt, then the assumption that which pertaineth to a man will be a trouser and that which pertaineth to a woman will be a skirt will be faulty. We said in the New Testament, there was an upgrade from skirt to gown; men wore gown. “And the same John had his raiment of camel’s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey” (Matthew 3:4). Notice the word leathern girdle; it means a gown. In essence, John the Baptist was wearing a woman’s gown. Acts 21:11 echoes “And when he was come unto us, he took Paul’s girdle, and bound his hands and feet…” Notice the word “girdle” there which means a gown.

Therefore, it is an invalid deduction that which pertaineth to a woman will be a skirt and that which pertaineth to a man will be a trouser since men in scriptures wore skirts and gown; which means the abomination of Deuteronomy 22:5 will not be about clothes. A woman putting on trouser can’t be sin or abomination since men were also wearing skirt and gown and it wasn’t an abomination or a sin. Recall that the instruction of Deuteronomy 22:5 was for both male and female. Since the abomination of Deuteronomy 22:5 was not about clothes, what was it then about? Recall that Moses gave the Jews the law to guide their actions when they got to Canaan. Hence, the abomination was not with their clothes; rather, it was in reference to their actions or conduct. Hallelujah!  

INSTRUCTION: Always observe while reading.

PRAYER: The eyes of my understanding are enlightened, in Jesus Name.  Amen.

QUOTE: Never fail in observation as far as reading is concerned.


Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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