Recently, my mom was called out by a family member because she wore sandals and jeans to a church service. She was judged by someone with a two-by-four protruding from their eyeball who, with their faulty spiritual eyesight, believed they were holier because they wore their “Sunday Best” and she did not.
I don’t know what it is about church-clothes, but there are some who put them on as if they’re an iron man suit or something. In other words, they think the clothes add something to them, namely, holiness.
But holiness isn’t measured by whether or not you choose to wear a suit or jeans to a church service, rather, it’s measured by the purity of your heart before God.
I don’t think I need to harp on this because Jesus said it best:
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.” (Matthew 23:25-28)