Yesterday, I wrote about what gets me fired up. I do not want to see the Gospel distorted and God’s principles negated. It makes me very frustrated. This week I am taking a look at the biblical principles for modesty. Yesterday’s post covered the first principle of modesty which was: God created clothes to cover nakedness. Today we will look at the second reason we should be modest.
2. God created us to be worshippers.
This is not something we think about every day when we put on our clothes, but it is something that we should think about. When I get dressed in the morning, am I putting on clothing that communicates I am a worshipper of the most High God? Or do I just look like the rest of the world?
Mary Kassian writes, “Clothing is an outward symbol of an inward spiritual reality!” She goes on to say that our clothing bears witness that we need to be covered by Christ in order to be presentable before God (Principle #1).
Furthermore, not only should your clothing communicate that you are a worshipper, but it should not distract others from worshipping. Girls, modesty is more than what you wear. It is an attitude. Are you trying to draw attention to yourself or attention to your King?
I love this perspective by a 19 year old guy:
A girl’s dress proclaims her priorities and values louder than if she got on a chair and screamed them to the world. When critically examining a woman’s get-up, I consider the following: Could she get down on the floor and play with a group of toddlers without losing several articles of clothing? Could she get away from a threatening situation without spraining an ankle? Could she prepare and maintain a house and its members easily? Could she be the Proverbs 31 woman dressed like that?
I don’t know about you, but that is convicting to me! Ladies, what do your dress proclaim? Does it say that your are a worshipper of the Most High God or not?