I'd mentioned earlier this week that I'd be posting on modesty. I'm WAY BEHIND on EVERYTHING I was supposed to do today, and honestly.. I'd not even started on this post until just now. I'm seriously starting to wonder if a Sunday "meme" was such a great idea anyway.
SOOOOO... with no pressure from me, if it's just too much and there are no posts with me on "SS" then I'll give up this idea. My heart was to have a day just to ramble about what GOD has been showing us, and I still want to share what GOD'S showing me. However, as a home-schooling mom, and a busy wife I know even the best of intentions can quickly become a burden. I sure don't want to do that to anyone.
Okay, on with the post...
We know that GOD looks at our hearts, not the "tent" we live in. However, the Bible tells us to make sure that we wear proper clothing.
JESUS said that if a man even looks at a woman with lust in his heart, he has committed adultery with her already. So, this tells us that tops that are too low, or shorts/skirts that are too short may tempt our male counterparts to "fall into sin." That doesn't only apply to "men," I've even seen our little ones (10 and 7 year old boys) "look away" when they see a female that's not properly covered.
It's kind of scary when we go shopping to see some of those new "barely there" styles, isn't it?
Now, here is a passage that gives us some biblical guidelines...
1 Timothy 2:9-10 (New American Standard Bible)
9Likewise, I want (A)women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments,
10but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness.
The dictionary gives this meaning to the word "modesty."
Main Entry: mod·es·ty
1 : freedom from conceit or vanity
2 : propriety in dress, speech, or conduct
Okay.. that's all I've got. I'm PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY DRAINED! Ha!! I hope you're having a great weekend. Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by. If you're posting on Soapbox Sunday just leave a comment and we'll blog-hop around - finding what GOD has shown each of us.