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Sunday, 30 April 2017

FOR GOD'S SAKE PUT SOME CLOTHES ON!



Once we name the name of Christ, we automatically come under great scrutiny, not only from the world, but from fellow Christians.  Like it or not,  one of the first things that is gauged about our commitment to Christ is our appearance.  Unfortunately, a lot of us let the side down badly..

How we look greatly effects our witness and confession and clothing that is skimpy or immodest cannot help but reflect badly.  It is bad enough that showing everyone great expanses of our flesh comes across as cheap, but it cheapens our witness for the LORD.  

Goodness knows, the world sees more than enough of women's busts burgeoning out of their skimpy tops. It sees plenty of navels and thighs and thongs and see-through garments.  They have come to expect that sort of cheap titillation.  But what they do expect from Christian women is modesty.  

Whereas the world won't raise an eyebrow at the immodesty of women, it certainly does do a double-take when it sees women professing faith in Christ who look like a lady of the night.  As much as a paradox as it seems, we automatically look for something different in women of faith.  That difference is modesty.

Modest dressing is the first thing the world will see of us... the evidence of the fruits of the Spirit and our gentleness that should accompany the woman of faith, is not usually apparent at first glance- but her attire is.

We are called to be separate from the world and to come away from heathen things. We are called to shine our light, not to shine a spotlight on our new body piercing in our navel.  We are to show that we follow and love a Saviour Who is coming for a pure and spotless Bride- us.  And a woman who is set apart waits in purity for her Beloved.

The world needs to see that there is a difference in a Christian woman. Our skimpy clothing conveys a message that we are cheap and possibly tarnished. We aren't cheap- we were bought with the priceless Blood of Jesus and we are set apart waiting for His return.

Going bra less, showing our underwear and our thighs and our stomachs may turn on the unsaved, but it turns off the One Who calls us unto Himself.  Don't dishonour Him by dressing immodestly and looking cheap.  For God's sake, put some clothes on!

© Glenys Robyn Hicks


Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing [as] they go, and making a tinkling with their feet: Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover their secret parts. Isaiah 3:16-17






34 comments:

  1. I came across this in the Message paraphrase of 1 Timothy 2 a couple days ago, and I'll drop it here, because it fits in with what you're saying:

    "And I want women to get in there with the men in humility before God, not primping before a mirror or chasing the latest fashions but doing something beautiful for God and becoming beautiful doing it."

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer... it is perfect! Blessings!

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  2. Oh dear me, I agree with you so much on this. Blessings to you and thank you for linking up!

    ><> Kristen
    www.createdtobehis31.blogspot.com

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  3. I agree with you on everything you said. It was like my words coming through your blog. Thank you for this. We moved into the village from the country almost a year ago. This is our first summer being right in the middle of things. I am shocked at what people are wearing now...or should I say not wearing. It has been my biggest struggle with living here. I pray daily for the Lord to protect my husband's and my son's eyes from this.

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    1. We live in the country, Jen. Mostly women wear jeans, but there was still the great exposure of The Belly! :S Chris remarked to me, "Sights you see when you haven't got a gun!" His way of saying he was embarrassed... Country and city, exposure of too much skin is rife. I feel for men today who are trying to remain pure and faithful to us! A look can start a bushfire! Thanks for sharing tea with me, Jen! Blessings!

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  4. Amen sweet friend! Thank you for sharing this at WJIM. :o)

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  5. Amen! Men too should not be sloppy but dress appropiately, especially for church.

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    1. For sure, Robert. Chris and I saw this first hand at a church we were trying out. I posted about it in http://morningcuppas.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/we-dont-want-to-keep-our-eyes-covered.html Where has respect for the LORD and care in our dress, especially for church gone? I don't think it's old fashioned to dress nicely and modestly at least for church! Thanks for taking tea with me. Blessings!

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  6. Well said! I know that your clothes are not the most important thing when you go to church, but I have always believed that I should give my best to my Master - not just on Sunday, but every day! I am amazed at the lack of respect people show for themselves in their dress.

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    1. I agree, Linda. If funds are tight, you can always buy cheap second hand clothes at thrift or opportunity shops. I do and I have gotten some bargains! Once you wash them, they are yours! Really it comes down to spending a little effort... dress is important to our witness! Blessings!

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  7. Beautifully said and so urgently needed today. We need to hear more on this which is so contrary to our culture today.

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    1. It is urgently needed isn't it, Virginia? Today's culture is getting more permissive each year, and the world (and some Christians) are getting more desensitised to being modest. Thanks for sipping tea with me today!

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  8. Sometimes I look at the young girls and think, "Where is their mother?" And then I see their mother and understand. If they would just fall so deeply in love with Jesus that they would be tuned to the Spirit's softest whisper, I believe it would change the way they look at their bodies. And it's up to me to pray! I want to do my part.

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    1. Amen! I want to do my part too. I pray and write... In cases of modesty, often the apple doesn't fall far from the tree... Thanks for taking tea with me today, Pamela!

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  9. Thank you for sharing on NOBH! Praying especially for our young ones who are "exposed" to more and more every day.
    Love and God Bless,
    Christy

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    1. You are most welcome, Christy! Blessings!

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  10. Truth that MUST be told, I wonder why most followers of Christ don't care. God help us. I wrote something similar some weeks ago, I thought you might want to see it. You can find it here-http://www.ugochi-jolomi.com/2012/04/indecent-exposures.html

    New follower from sharing His beauty.
    Have a blessed week!
    http://www.ugochi-jolomi.com/

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  11. Even inside the church!!!! I'm shocked at what some of the lady 'leaders' are wearing sometimes!

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    1. It's not respectful is it? Blessings, Glenys

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  12. I got word to dress kosher. I didn't even know it was a word associated with dressing. It is. You don't show any revealing areas. I think of it like covering key areas, tops up to the collar bone, skirts covering the knee, and do not show your elbows, year round! Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. Kosher: a perfect word for modest dressing! thanks for posting today!

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