It takes no special clothing to serve God, and we are warned of this way of thinking by the way Jesus taught of the scribes who wore long robes and made long prayers. (Luke 20:45-47) Then in the audience of all the people he said unto his disciples, Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the market, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts; Which devour widows’ houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.
When we look at all the different religions today this mindset is still in place as we see the same special clothing like the Pharasees of long ago in the pastors and priest’s modern day attire, yet the disciples who served Christ wore nothing to set them apart while preaching the word. When Jesus asked Peter who does the multitudes saying that I am? Peter answered Him by the Holy Spirit which Jesus said to him that flesh and blood did not reveal the truth to you Peter, and that he was the Christ and the Son of the living God! And this is the first time Jesus tells of a person being a Rock of which His church would be built upon and the gates of hell would not prevail against it. No certain clothing was offered for such a great service Peter was called to. (Matthew 16:15-20) He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ. (1 Peter 2:5-10).
Gods people do not stand out by what they wear, but by the conversation in which they speak as it is the hidden man of the heart God is interested in for His service and does not look on the outward appearance. We see that the conversation of a wife coupled with the fear of God is able to help her husband believe. (1 Peter 3:1-4) Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. (1 Samuel 16:7).