With Christmas behind us and freezing weather upon us, if you're like me, you're probably thinking of warmer weather. Already, I've been getting catalogues in the mail advertising swimsuits and party dresses and other warm weather clothing.
One thing I've been noticing more and more is the indecency of some of the clothing being sold today. Clothing styles are revealing body parts that should not be revealed except in marriage.
What's worse is that girls who claim to follow Jesus are wearing these clothes. In my opinion, this dishonors Christ.
Now, before you get your hackles up, let me assure you that I think we ought to look as beautiful as we can and dress as fashionably as we can. But fashionably doesn't mean indecently.
So, what am I talking about?
I'm talking about low-cut dresses that show cleavage. I'm talking about short skirts that allow others to see way up to your underwear. I'm talking about hip-hugging clothing that exposes your navel. In short, I'm talking about any clothing that reveals body parts that should be kept private.
Lest you think me old-fashioned, let's take a look at what God says about modesty:
1 Corinthians 6: 19-20 - "Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body."
1 Timothy 2: 9 - "Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control."
I have one question for girls who dress indecently: Why are you doing so? Most of the time, girls dress provocatively in order to "provoke" the attention of guys. And why do they want to provoke the attention of guys? That is the question that each girl must answer for herself.
Boys are physically aroused by what they see. A Christian girl who intentionally dresses in such a way as to arouse a guy is leading him into temptation and, possibly, into sin. This should not be.
The Bible says this in Romans 12: 2: "Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world...." Are you copying the behavior and customer of this world in the way you dress? If so, repent and start obeying God. Don't allow yourself to be a tool of the devil in causing others to sin.
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