There are so many viewpoints on how Christian men and women should dress, in these End Times. And let's be honest modesty is so rare these day's even amongst christian circles. It has become abnormal to cover up and wear less revealing clothing.This is not about shaming people or being religious, this is just facts. You all know that I keep it 100 PERCENT with you all. I do not sugar coat anything, because I want all of us to make it heaven.
But this topic has to be talked about. We live in a world where most women and men have forgotten about modesty. It's all about showing the most skin and wearing the tightest skin tight clothing, when it come's to fashion these days, and I was no different before I became a christian.
God is still working on me, I am in no way the " perfect christian" but I try very hard to keep the Lord's commandments and to practice modesty. But I am sure I even fail at time's.
Being modest to means, keeping it classy. Watching how I act and how I speak, making sure I am representing christ so that means, saying no to fornication before marriage, not drinking to get drunk and dressing appropriately so I do not tempt men....and women ( women who like other women) and watching what type of music I listen to and movies I watch. Once again I am not perfect but I try very hard to please the Lord and obey the bible.
What does the Bible say about Modesty?
1 Timothy 2:9-10 Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.
1 Cor 3:16: Do you know that you are God’s temple and God’s spirit dwells in you?
John 14:23: Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
So What is respectable dress?
Well let's say I was having dinner with elder's from my church. Showing up in a skin tight mini skirt with your cleavage showing is not respectable. But let's say a skirt that is below the knee or (knee length for taller women) and a nice blouse, that is more modest.
Now the other part talks about braided hair, gold or pearls or costly attire. I don't think there is anything wrong with wearing different hair styles or jewllery however it is when you are spending your money excessively on these things and not being a good steward of your money ( which is actually God's money) that it becomes a problem. It is when you are wearing these things for status and to attract onlookers that it becomes a problem.
What are your intentions when you are getting dressed? Is it to attract the prying eyes of men? Is it to get them to lust after you? Because I know when I was dressing inappropriately and not modestly it was to attract men and look " sexier". Now I know better and know that it's what's in your heart that matters and that my body is God's temple. Now don't get me wrong I am still a fashionista, you can dress modestly without sacrificing your style, there are so many options when it come's to women's clothing and you will find that as you dress more modestly you'll become more feminine which is how God created us women to be.
Here is an excerpt from that article:
"A true Christian is always mindful of his/her brother and sister and this is true love.
Your dressing can make your brother and sister stumble and sin. If you make your brother or sister sin, it is better if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea (1 Cor 8:13)
The way you dress will make your brother or sister commit adultery and fornication; sin.
The way you dress will make your brother or sister see Jesus Christ because God is revealed in how you dress His temple; the body."-Christian Truth Center
Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus forgive me for years of immodest dressing. I was ignorant and did not know better. Help me to be an example to the world, help me to dress in a way that honours you and my body, for you dwell in me. In Jesus name I pray Amen.