Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Why Dress Modestly?

This is a commonly asked question among Christian girls and women. The questions here is why dress modestly? What this boils down to is three main things.

1. Why obey God? As Christian our number one goal should be to honer and obey the Lord, if the Lord says love your neighbor than we are to love our neighbor even if it seems impossible. The same thing goes for modesty, if the Bible says it we are to do it, without hesitation. Dressing modestly in today's world can seem near impossible, finding modest clothing in and of itself can be hard! (one of the reasons I love sewing). But what we must remember sisters is the Jesus was nailed to a cross, He DIED for us! One of the major things as Christians that we can do for Him, is to obey His commands! To show our love for Him by obeying His word! 

2.Why help our brothers sin? When we don't dress modestly we are helping our brothers in Christ (whether they are Christians or not) to sin. If a man to looks lustfully at a women he is not wed he is sinning and has committed adultery of the heart. 

Matthew 5:28 
But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with 

her in his heart.

As you can see in this Bible verse it is a sin to look at a women lustfully, now what most women will tell you is "It's the man's fault can't he control himself? ". My answer to that is this:
a. Men are built much differently than women, men. We cannot pretend to know what they think or how hard it is for them to stay pure of mind.
b. There are men who WILL NOT even try to control there thoughts. Let us as Christian not be (partly) responsible for the sins of others. You wouldn't give a person a gun to kill someone, that would be assisting in a sin. So why then sisters would we assist our brothers in sin by dressing immodestly?   
1 Corinthians 8:13
Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I 

will not cause him to fall.

3. Why be separate for God?  Why dress differently than other people, well sisters not only are we called to dress different we are called to dress differently! When people see you they should know you are a Christian, JUST by looking at you! They should see that you aren't just like them or the rest of our fallen world, that you are separate for God. People should be able to tell in the way you act, respond to situations and how you dress!  

 John 17:15-18 

I do not ask that you take them out of the world, 

but that you keep them from the evil one. They are 

not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As 

you sent me into the world, so I have sent them 

into the world.

Romans 12:2 

Do not be conformed to this world, but be 

transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by 

testing you may discern what is the will of God, 

what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Please sisters look into your heart and you will see the truth! Let us dress, act and BE different 

from this fallen world. God bless dear sisters! 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thank you for the message, our dear sisters are bringing the world in church instead of taking the church into the world in order to transform it