Modesty

Your body is a gift from the Lord, and should be treated as a gift beautifully wrapped with the righteousness of Christ.

Your clothing tells people a lot about you. Are you telling them that you are a woman who is after the heart of Christ? Your body is a gift from the Lord, and should be treated as a gift beautifully wrapped with the righteousness of Christ.

While outer beauty is not a sin, your inner beauty should be what is most attractive about you. Who cares how Hollywood or people around you may dress? Professing Christian women should not be dressing like the world. 

Wearing a certain item of clothing is not sinful itself, but rather our motives for wearing it could be. What are your motives deep down? Be honest with yourself. We must always have a godly perspective on how we present ourselves. The body of Christ should not dress in a way to draw attention to physical beauty. When you look in the mirror are you looking for sexiness or fruits of a biblical woman? 

Common excuse -“Its not my fault if a man lusts after me”

Yes, a godly man should turn his head if he sees an immodestly dressed woman, and be held accountable if he lusts after a woman. But as women of God, we should not be the cause of temptation for a brother to stumble. 

We should also not be the cause of another sister to stumble. If a fellow sister struggles with dressing immodestly, we should be an example to her, rather than an excuse for her.

Modesty = less of self, more of Christ. The outward expression of inner purity. An attitude of humility.

“Jesus is the pinnacle of modesty. Son of the One True God and Savior of the world, humbled Himself to wear sandals and got His feet dirty right alongside us for a few decades before dying perhaps the most excruciating and unjust death in the history of mankind . . . voluntarily.”

A woman of God does not draw unnecessary attention to herself – not in clothing or actions. This is pride on display. We should be focusing on being meek and gentle, developing the fruits of the Spirit, and radiating the glory of God to everyone we meet. Biblical beauty never comes from the outside, but rather from the reflection of God inside you. 

We get one life on earth to reflect Christ’s love. Modesty is a powerful reflection of a daily walk with Jesus. 

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.”-Proverbs 31:30

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”-1 Corinthians 10:31

“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.”-Philippians 2:5

“Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.”-1 Peter 3:3-4

“Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman without discretion.”-Proverbs 11:22

“The cry of the Feminists is ‘It’s my body, and I’ll do what I want.’ The cry of the modern Evangelical is ‘It’s my liberty, and I’ll do what I want.’ Nevertheless, the declaration of Scripture is this: ‘What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s’ (1Co 6:19-20). You are not your own, if you are a Christian. Your whole being—body and soul—is the purchased property of Jesus Christ; and the price paid for your body was the breaking of His: ‘This is my body, which is broken for you’ (1Co 11:24; Mat 26:26). Your body belongs to Him! He redeemed it with His precious blood on the cross of Cal- vary. We must consider how we adorn His blood-bought property. No doubt, some will cry at this point, ‘Aaah! But this is legalism!’ It is not legalism to urge God’s children to cover themselves, because modesty is the command of Scripture. The desire of the regenerate heart is to honor the Lord Jesus and to do whatever brings Him glory by keeping His commandments. ‘He that hath my com- mandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me…He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings’ (Joh 14:21, 24). The glory of God and love for Christ should be the primary motives for everything we say, do, and think, which includes what we wear.” -Jeff Pollard, “Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America”

Source: Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America by Jeff Pollard; Modesty by biblereasons

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