White clothing looks clean and fresh, but only until stains and dirt disturb the beauty of the outfit. Wearing white is cherished, even though it is a challenge to preserve. Wedding dresses are traditionally white to show the purity and virginity of the person wearing the gown. The Bible describes saints as those dressed in white. In that case, white describes righteousness and purity.
“Let your garments always be white” says the wise man in Ecclesiastes 9:8 Ecclesiastes 9:8Let your garments be always white; and let your head lack no ointment.
American King James Version×. There is much to be said about people who are careful, not only about their clothing, but also their inner purity and righteousness. It takes vigilance and care to avoid staining a white garment, and it takes the same qualities to maintain a good name and reputation.
“Let your garments always be white” means keeping your guard up against all that is wicked, evil, unholy or profane. The rewards are great in this life and in the future. The Bible therefore used the description of white garments when referring to the condition of the person of great righteousness (Revelation 3:5 Revelation 3:5He that overcomes, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
American King James Version×; 19:8). By keeping your outer and inner garments pure, you will please both God and your fellow man.