Modesty is something I often wonder about. Every part of me believes that how you respect your body shows a reflection of who you are on the inside. As a girl I struggle to know the lines sometimes of where something becomes immodest. It's certainly not an excuse by any means though.
Credit goes to my friend, Jennie, for introducing me to this site. Check it out!
-This site was a survey given to Christian guys ages 12 & up on the topic of modesty. They surveyed on approximately 148 questions that give a slight idea into the minds of guys, and the daily temptations they face concerning modesty for women. Girls, I highly encourage you to check it out. It's pretty eye opening.
What does God have to say about this?
"Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity." 1 Timothy 5:1-2
-Honestly there is something about this verse that makes me want to read it over, and over, and over, and you get the idea. The thought of treating older men and women as my father and mother, and younger men and women as my brothers and sisters is such a brilliant way to put it into perspective, and such an incredible call from God. Not only does He call on us to treat them as mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters, but with absolute purity- meaning not looking on others with lustful eyes, or causing others to look at you with lustful eyes.
"Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
-Our bodies belong to God, and in order to redeem them He payed a price that was irreplaceable- the blood of His own son, so we could possibly be set free from bondage! The Holy Spirit resides in the center of a believers heart! He lives within us! When we dishonor our bodies, we aren't the only one it affects, it affects our pure, and holy Creator also. Should we not respect our bodies, and make it a place of luxury for him to reside?
Sisters in Christ, I encourage you to pray for your brothers in Christ that they may be able to keep their hearts pure. Dress modestly. Support them. Have their backs!
Brothers in Christ, I encourage you to pray for your sisters in Christ that we would respect our bodies the way Christ has intended us to do. Fight the temptation. We love you. We look up to you!
More thoughts to come as I'm jumping into the book of Job this month! I can hear God emphasize what I need to hear. It's a sweet melody to my ears. :)