Posted: 15 May 2015 05:00 PM PDT
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An Amazing Fact: Levis Straus made working pants out of denim for people during the California gold rush. The Levis company is now the world’s largest maker of jeans. The YKK on the zipper of your Levis stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the world’s largest zipper manufacturer.
What is one of the most popular pieces of casual clothing worn in the world? Denim jeans. Blue jeans are especially connected to American culture. Originally created for the working class, jeans became a favorite of teenagers in the 1950s. They now come in many styles such as skinny, straight, tapered, boot cut, maternity, and flare. In 1850 the cost for a pair of jeans was about $1.50, which is approximately $95 in today’s money value. Americans spent about $15 billion for jeans in 2005.
You’ve heard the phrase, “You are what you wear.” Clothing styles are important to most people. They want to be viewed in a certain way. It is interesting to apply adjectives used for jeans to moral values: casual, loose, or flared. We certainly can be impacted by our clothing.
Perhaps that is why the apostle Paul encouraged us to “put on Christ.” The terminology in Romans 13 is the same used for putting on clothing. He writes, “But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts” (Romans 13:14). To “put on” Christ means to wear the mindset of Jesus and to walk in the ways of the Lord. It is much more than wearing a certain type of clothing. It means to behave so much like Jesus that we are mistaken for Christ by others.
The oldest pair of Levi’s jeans still around was made around the 1890s and is on display at Strauss & Co. Archives in San Francisco. But what Christ offers is a garment that will never wear out. One bale of cotton can make 215 jeans. Jesus has a supply that will never fail. Put on Christ today.
KEY BIBLE TEXTS
For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
– Galatians 3:27
Devotional courtesy of http://www.amazingfacts.org