About a month ago, I made a new page on the blog. It’s called Modesty Inspiration. If you haven’t looked at it yet, check it out here.
So I was thinking, since I made that new page, a lot of you might want to know my views on modesty. Today I will be sharing them with you.
I believe that men and women need to dress modestly. But today I’m just going to be talking about the women.
Dressing immodestly is expected in the world, but it is definitely not expected in the Christian lady. A godly woman needs to be modest. She needs to carry herself with grace and dignity and dress in a way so that people will look at her and know that she is a Christian; that she is different.
The Bible says:
“In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;”
– 1 Timothy 2:9.
We need to dress modest. We should never wear anything that is revealing or makes others look at us wrongly. Some might think that the Bible is saying that we should not wear make-up, or jewelry, or get our hair styled, but I believe that it is just telling us that our outward appearance should not be the thing that attracts others to us. It should be the inward. You can dress fashionably, stylish, and pretty and still be modest.
“The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.”
– Deuteronomy 22:5
I believe that that is telling us that women should not wear any kind of men’s clothing or anything that looks like men’s clothing. I know a lot of people who don’t see it that way because they say that it was written in the old testament and only applies to old testament Jews. But do you see that word there? Abomination. When God calls something an abomination, it means he hates it. Why would God hate it then, but not hate it now?
“The woman shall not wear what pertaineth unto a man.” What else is that supposed to mean?
We also need to dress modestly for the sake of our brother. All men struggle with lust. Lust is mental adultery and it is a wicked sin against God.
“For this is a heinous crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be punished by the judges. for it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root out all mine increase.”
– Job 31:11-12
We don’t want to cause them to stumble in their walk with the Lord
Modesty should be a concern for all Christian women. For the sake of the Gospel, your brother, and your testimony, you should wear clothing that says, “I’m a godly lady.”
But modesty is as much an issue of the heart as it is the dress. It will do you no good to change the way you dress if God does not change your heart.
We need to be separate from the world.
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
– Romans 12:2
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
– 1 John 2:15
The Lord commands us not to be like the world, why would we want to dress like the world and be like the world?
We need to be different. We need to be different to be a good testimony to others.
What are your thoughts on modesty?