Monday, July 23, 2012

good thoughts on Modesty

sharing from my friend Kerri:

"Modesty Lovingly Puts Others First - Does not dress for self: 1 Corinthians 10:24; 13:4, Romans 12:10, Philippians 2:3, 1 Peter 2:17; Avoids anything that is likely to encourage a brother to stumble or a sister to despair: Hebrews 13:4, Romans 14:13, 1 Corinthians 8:13, Matthew 18:6, Proverbs 6:25; 7:10; Considers those who are weak: Galatians 5:13, 1 Corinthians 8:9, Romans 15:1–3

- Modesty Communicates the Purity of Christ and His Bride and Honors the Marriage Bed – Honestly represents the Bride of Christ: 2 Corinthians 11:2, Ephesians 5:27; Honors the Marriage Bed (Our own marriage, as well as the marriages of others): Hebrews 13:4, 1 Peter 3:1-2, Malachi 2:15, 1 Thessalonians 4:4, Song of Solomon 2:7; Does not distract others from worshiping God, but points others to Jesus, especially during the worship service: Matthew 5:16, Ezekiel 36:23, 1 Timothy 2:9–10

- Modesty Helps to Protect Women (and Men!) Aside from Scripture, this one is just common sense: 2 Tim. 3:1-6, Prov. 2:11

- Modesty Promotes Humility and Discourages Pride, Vanity, and Self-Centeredness - Flirtation/Alluring: Proverbs 6:25, 2 Timothy 2:22, Obsession with Looks and Attention: 1 Corinthians 13:4, Proverbs 31:30, 1 Peter 3:3–4; Proverbs 11:22 and much more!

- Public Nakedness is Shameful: Isaiah 20:4, Isaiah 47:2-3, Revelation 3:18, Revelation 16:15

- Modesty Honors and Glorifies the Lord (Not ourselves) – 1 Peter 3:2, 1 Corinthians 6:19–20, Titus 2:4-5, 1 Corinthians 10:31, 1 Timothy 2:9-10

- Modesty is Part of a Woman’s Call to be Chaste – 2 Cor. 11:2, Titus 2:5, 1 Peter 3:2 This post is via: Sister Stacy McDonald :o)"

4 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for posting this!

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  2. hey Ashleigh good to hear from you! how are u doing? your very welcome!

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