Wednesday, March 17, 2021

A Woman of Moderation

Romans 12:1-2, "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 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."

1Cor. 6:19-20, "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."

Eph. 5:30, "For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones."

1Tim. 2:8-10, "I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. 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; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works."

Please understand and be assure that I write this in a spirit of love and care for you. And in the interest of preserving the eyes of man. We are not to put a "stumblingblock" in front of anyone, especially another Christian. Our responsibility is to edify (build up, encourage) the body of Christ.

We women need to be careful in what we wear. Our outer appearance should reflect the glory of the Christ which is within us. I am going to specifically talk about the clothes that we wear. If it reveals anything that should be reserved for your husband (or future husband), then it needs to be changed. If you aren't married, then it should pass the Godly Dad test...does he approve, does God approve?

Our cleavage should not be showing, at all. The top should be loose enough so as not to accentuate the shape of our breasts, but not so loose that when you bend over or move around the neck hole flops open and reveals what shouldn't be discovered. The armhole should go up to the armpit. Also, the back should go up to the neckline. Coverage should be complete. Color and pattern should be complimentary to you. Material needs to be of the type that doesn't reveal skin unless you are wearing another shirt or cammie underneath that is also very modest. Ask yourself, "Why am I wearing this? Does it just make me look good? Or does it glorify God?"

Now for what you wear on bottom. I know that the current trend is ripped, frayed jeans. Is it showing off your thighs? Why? Is it so short or so tight that it leaves very little to the imagination? Then why are you wearing it? If it is just for comfort....okay, then wear it at home with your family. But when we go out in public, we need to realize that we are taking God Almighty with us. We are the light of the world and are to let our light shine unto others. What kind of light do you portray? Red light (if you get my drift) or the pure white light of Christ?

You might think that you have the freedom to wear whatever you want and that it isn't your fault if someone looks at you and gets aroused. As a Christian, how can you not seek to glorify God in all that you do, including your clothing?! How can you not seek to show truth and love to others, especially to our fellow Christians?! Let's try to do a better job of wearing clothing that brings glory to the Lord Jesus.

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