Saturday, April 16, 2011

6 good reasons to dress modestly

  1.  It encourages others to dress modestly.  Setting the example found in Scripture is not only nice for our peers and youngers, but harmful not to.  Woe to those who lead others astray!  And it is not only our duty, but common kindness. [Matthew 18:6; 1 John 2:29; Titus 2:3-5; Titus 2:7-8; 1 Timothy 4:12]
  2. It shows non-believers that we are willing to follow Christ's calling - even to the point of looking culturally incorrect, or even nerdy.  (I, personally, do not believe modesty has to look unfashionable or nerdy.  But if the fashion is to buy immodest clothing, we are to abstain joyfully). [Titus 2:5; Luke 6:26]
  3. It helps out our Christian brothers.  Does anybody know how important that is?!  I can tell you that the Christian males are not immune to immodest dress.  If guys can be temped even if one is dressed modestly, but acts otherwise, how much more so when we are careless (or worse, intentional) with our showy apparel.  If you purpose your brothers to stumble and sin by tempting them, you are doing the work of the devil.  The devil is the tempter, and by golly he can use us to do his work if we are so willing.  Let me tell you, a Christian guy will notice that you dress modestly, and will respect you for it... even if it seems they don't know you exist. [Matthew 6:13; Matt 26:41; Jeremiah 23:1; Romans 14:13; 1 Cor 8:9; Galatians 6:10; 2 Peter 1:10; Hebrews 13:1; Matthew 18:7; 1 Corinthians 10:32]
  4. It protects you.  If you don't want to temp your Christian bros, then who are you dressing immodestly for?  If it is just to look fashionable and "with it", believe me, that's not the only thing its putting out there.  Remember, our Christian brothers do have an advantage over non-believers - they have the Holy Spirit.  Other men and boys don't. It may be dangerous to show yourself to the wrong men - more than we may know.  And you cannot always know who they are.
  5. It reserves all of you for your future husband.  How sweet and precious would it be if you saved all of yourself for that one special guy. Those of us women who have not known what it is to love in that way do not understand the pain in knowing that we gave some away, and now have less to give.  Needless to say, I do not understand that to the full extent, since I am happily single, and too young to be otherwise.  If you don't believe me, go ask your mom. [Leviticus 21:7; Ephesians 5:1; Proverbs 31:11; 1 Cor 7:34; 2 Cor 11:2]
  6. It is simply obeying a command from our Father in heaven.  Isn't that enough reason?!  Doesn't He know better than us?  If He is so great and omniscient that we cannot even understand His personage, doesn't he understand the race of mankind that he created?  Every time I have thought I knew better than God in any given situation (intentionally or subconsciously) I have found out how stupid that was, and that His way is always the best way.  Ladies: please learn from my mistakes. [1 Peter 2:21; Romans 15:4; Genesis 22:18; Leviticus 25:18; Hebrews 11:8; 1 Peter 4:17; 1 John 2:5; Psalm 119:168]
Dear Friend -
I know how it is to want to look nice.  Being modest doesn't mean you have to look like a dirty rag doll!  I have plenty of other posts on fashion and modesty, so be sure to look for them.  Go down to the bottom of this blog, and click on "fashion", "clothes", "models", and/or "modest" in the Labels.  Also, right across from the labels, there is a list of the blogs that I follow.  You will probably be able to tell by the name of the blogs which ones will help you with this.  Because, as all know, I don't know it all.  There are so many young-ladies who blog about modesty, and have some downright awesome fashion tips.  In addition, maybe you should check out my "style and fashion tips" page.
Remember, God made you beautiful beyond compare - let it shine through in clean, wholesome ways.
Sincerely in Christ,
Valary-Mac <><

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