In I Timothy 2:9 and10 we are told what to adorn ourselves with. “I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes but with good works, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.”
What a beautiful sight it is to see a lady with great modesty! Not just on the inside but also in what she wears! I have a few such special women of God in my life.
What is modest clothing?
Modesty is an attitude of the heart that a woman must consider when she dresses herself.
Modest clothing is motivated by a desire to bring God glory and to bless others.It is one that does not reflect negatively …show more content…
J. Mahaney describes immodesty this way: “Immodesty, is much more than wearing a short skirt or low-cut top; it’s the act of drawing undue attention to yourself. It’s pride, on display by what you wear.” And that can be pride in your looks, your taste, or your purchasing power
One should remember that what is considered modest or appropriate varies depending on culture and context. It changes from woman to woman, depending on body type, personality, personal convictions and places and seasons in life.
While we may long for a universal dress code that would make all of this simpler, we aren’t given one!
However, here are a few questions to consider…that will help keep a check on modesty in clothing
• When you leave your room in the morning, can men outside your family look at you as a sister in Christ who is encouraging them to holiness, and not a stumbling block?
• Can unbelievers see you as temperate and self-controlled in your clothing?
• Do you look like a thankful servant who points to her Creator, or like someone in love with the world and the things in the world?
• Is your intent to show the grace and beauty of womanhood? • Does the clothes that you are wear help you to do the work that you need to that day honouring Him as you serve in His