In the past few days a lot of the children where I work have been asking me how come I wear skirts all the time. Come to think of it they are the only ones who have asked me. Not one of my co-workers have said a thing and I have been wearing skirts and dressing modestly for… lets see close to 9 months now! I also wear head coverings and again only the children have asked me why. Strange considering I am told that all the other girls I work with are christians. Interesting! I am very honest with some of the older children who ask me why the headcoverings and why the skirts.The girls say they would like to wear dresses or skirts but their mom won’t let them as it is to cold. I talk to them about what the bible says in how we should dress. Some day I am sure a parent is going to ask me why I fill their children’s head with such things… but until then I will continue to tell the truth. Really no matter what they ask I will tell them the truth when it comes to life and what God thinks of it. I just pray that some seeds are planted and that I am an example of modesty. What the young girls wear today is appauling. I am not sure you can buy a top with out it saying something. Princess, cute, attitude are some of the many sayings that are on tops these days. Where I work there is a group of 4 year old girls who I call the little diva’s. These girls wear clothing that I find inappropriate. Tops that suggest that they are a diva, short skirts, things that a teenager would wear but made smaller. Parents think this is cute. These girls talk about who looks pretty and who doesn’t. They come in sunglasses and jewelery, and carry the attitude of a snob… at four years old! Modesty is lost and parents are creating a generation of brainless fashion statements who care more about their attire then their character…. SAD and WICKED.
An example of the now young women
The Godly woman that God commands us to be:
By David J. Riggs
Intro. A. We are living in a loose and lascivious age. 1. There is a swarm of immodesty on the streets, in the movies, and on television. B. Modest Apparel is one of those subjects that needs to be taught often by all teachers and preachers of God's word. 1. A faithful older Christian once said, "There are some subjects that we need a lesson on every year." This is definitely one of them. C. This subject is not one that is to be laughed at, scoffed at, or made light of. 1. Not only should the preacher preach on it often, but also the older sisters are responsible before God to teach the younger. Titus 2:3-6 2. They should set a good example and teach the younger the divine principles that relate to this subject. I. THE WEARING OF CLOTHES IN PUBLIC IS NECESSARY. A. After Adam and Eve sinned, they tried to clothe themselves. Gen. 3:7-11 1. Their aprons of fig leaves apparently were not enough. Gen. 3:21 a. God intends that our bodies be clothed. b. A Christian could not be a member of a "nudist" or "near-nudist" colony. B. Under the Old Testament they were to be fully clothed. 1. They wore long flowing robes. Deut. 22:11-12; Num. 15:37- 38 2. Men and women were to be distinguished from each other. Deut. 22:5 a. It is a shame when our young men cannot be distinguished from our young ladies or vice versa. b. "Effeminacy" is condemned in the N.T. 1 Cor. 6:9 (1) "Effeminate" means "soft to touch...a male who submits his body to unnatural lewdness" (Thayer), "having marked womanlike traits of character" (Webster). c. Thus, men should avoid women's traits (clothing, hair styles, etc.) and women should avoid men's traits (clothing, hair styles, etc.) II. THE NEW TESTAMENT REGULATES THE QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF CLOTHING. A. The Christian woman should examine her clothing under the following divine principles. 1. Chaste. 1 Pet. 3:1-6 a. A basic definition for the word "chaste" (vs. 2) is "pure, holy, modest, decent." b. The ladies are not to rely on outward appearance for their attractiveness, but on the unseen virtues of the heart. (Vs. 3-6) 2. Modest. 1 Tim. 2:9 a. The word "modest" means, "orderly, well-arranged, decent, respectable." It is an outward sign of an inward chastity or purity. b. Thus, in choosing what to wear, the first question the Christian woman must ask herself, "Is it modest"? If it is questionable, she cannot wear it. Rom. 14:22-23 3. Shamefacedness. 1 Tim. 2:9 (Shamefastness, ASV) a. The word "shamefacedness" means, "a sense of shame, bashful, blushing, ashamed." Hence, she is conscious of that which could bring shame or disgrace, and avoids it. b. The godly woman would be ashamed if her clothing were not right. c. The Israelites in Jeremiah's time were at the point where they could not be ashamed or blush. Jer. 6:16; 8:12 d. Clothing which exposes too much of one's body should cause shame and blushing. e. Our young girls need to be taught early in age what is shameful and what is not; otherwise, they will not be ashamed to wear immodest clothing. 4. Sobriety. 1 Tim. 2:9 a. The word "sobriety" means, "using good, sound judgment; good sense." b. There is nothing worse than a beautiful woman without discretion. Prov. 11:22; 12:4 (1) A beautiful woman without good sense can cause much embarrassment to the righteous. 5. Professing godliness. 1 Tim. 2:10 a. The word "godliness" means, "...to be devout; denotes that piety which, characterized by a Godward attitude, does that which is well-pleasing to God." (Vine). b. One young lady said that she sought out the most godly women she knew, and looked at what they wore, and followed their example. We could reverse this--avoid wearing that which the ungodly women wear. 6. Free from lasciviousness. a. A basic definition of the word "lasciviousness" is, "wanton, lewd, tending to produce lewd emotions; having or producing unlawful sexual desires." b. Lasciviousness is a work of the flesh. Gal. 5:19 c. If the clothing a woman wears draws attention to the intimate parts of her body, she is wearing lascivious clothing. d. Shorts, halters, bathing suits, bikinis, transparent blouses, very tight knit blouses, skin-tight slacks, the mini shirts, and such like are apparel which draw attention to the secret parts of a woman. e. When Mary Quant, the designer of the mini skirt, was interviewed, she said, "This apparel is typical of a woman trying to seduce a man." (See Mary Quant, mother of the mini skirt in McCalls, March, 1970). B. Christian women must recognize and obey the divine principles. 1. If her clothing is not in accord with the divine principles, she sins whether she has evil intentions or not. a. She needs to realize that she lives in a world with men and needs to know something about men. b. It is true that when a man "looks" and "lusts," if he does not repent, he will be lost. Matt. 5:27-28 c. However, if she encourages lust by her scanty attire, whether intentionally or unintentionally, she sins. 1 Cor. 8:12; Matt. 18:7-9 d. Christian women, are you willing to be responsible for the downfall of a man by exposing your body to him? C. Bear in mind that the principles which apply to women regarding modest apparel, also apply to men. Men's clothing must be in accord with the divine regulations. 1. Men should be careful to dress in such a way as to not cause lust. 2. Furthermore, the Christian man must stay away from night clubs, beaches, corrupt movies, reading and looking at certain magazines, and certain TV programs where lasciviousness is running rampant. a. Christian men, are you deliberately placing yourselves in jeopardy? 1 Thess. 5:22 D. When men and women recognize the divine principles and put them into practice, their clothing will be modest and free from lasciviousness. III. SOME OFT-HEARD REASONS FOR WEARING SCANTY ATTIRE. A. "What may be modest in one country may not be in another and vice versa." 1. Men of any country aren't that much different from each another. Acts 17:26 a. They all know what parts of the body are sexually appealing. 2. God's principles are not limited to geographical boundaries. a. Some barbaric tribes may not dress properly, but as soon as they learn God's principles, they will change. B. "I can't help it if others have a filthy mind." 1. Of course, a man could lust after a woman and the woman not be at fault. 2. However, if she is not following the divine principles, she sins as well. a. In reality, by her immodest clothing she shows that she is the one with the filthy mind. She wants to make an impression on others, but it has an opposite effect on the righteous; she makes a degrading impression. C. "The weather calls for it--it's more comfortable." 1. If it is lascivious in the summer, it is lascivious in the winter. a. If it would be all right at the swimming pool, it would be at the church services. b. The Bible knows no such limitations as place and time. God's principle applies anywhere, anytime. 2. Women need to realize that if they are exposing their bodies, men will be watching. a. There is almost no privacy. For example, at Auburn University, some college girls were nude-sun-bathing on top of the girls' dorm and helicopters from a nearby army barracks began coming over in great numbers. D. "It is fashion; everyone else is wearing them." 1. Very small children begin making this argument. It is the time for much teaching. 2. Christians are not to be "fashioned" according to this world. Rom. 12:2; 2 Cor. 6:14-18 E. "My husband likes it." 1. Much of the blame for lascivious clothing can be placed on the heads of the households. 2. The father is the head of the house (Eph. 5:22-23) and needs to demand that his wife and children wear modest clothing. 3. A Christian husband can buy his wife "sexy" clothes if he wishes. This is a part of marriage that the Bible encourages husband and wife to enjoy. Eccl. 9:9 However, to insist that she wear them in the presence of other men is sinful. a. If a wife has a husband that requires this, she ought to say, "I will obey God rather than man." Acts 5:29 Concl. A. May our Christian women wear apparel that demonstrates a meek and quiet spirit in all godliness and purity. 1. May they ever keep the divine principles before them and obey them. 2. Proper clothing must be: chaste, modest, with shamefacedness, with sobriety, processing godliness, free from lasciviousness. B. May our older ladies continually teach our younger. 1. Young ladies, if you have doubt concerning what you are about to wear, ask that godly mother, aunt, grandmother or whoever. They will not lead you astray. 2. Young men, if that young lady who you are dating comes out in immodest clothing, say to her, "Please don't wear that." a. By doing this, you will be building a lasting, wonderful relationship. Chart #1 What Shall I Wear? #1 Consider the law of God: 1. Is my clothing chaste? 1 Pet. 3:1-6 2. Is it modest? 1 Tim. 2:9 3. Does it bring shame or embarrassment? 1 Tim. 2:9 4. Is it in accord with good judgment? 1 Tim. 2:9 5. Does it profess godliness? 1 Tim. 2:10 6. Is it free from lasciviousness? Gal. 5:19 Chart #2 What Shall I Wear? #2 Consider these divine principles: 1. Will it violate my conscience? Rom. 14:23 2. Will it cause others to lust? Matt. 5:27-28; Gal. 5:19 3. Will this action cause the weak brother to stumble? I Cor. 8:12; Matt.18:6 4. Will it hinder my influence? 2 Cor. 3:2; Rom. 14:7 5. Will this action take me among evil companions? 1 Cor. 15:33 6. Does it interfere with my friendship with God? James 4:4 7. Would Jesus do it? Luke 9:23 8. How does this course of action seem after I've prayed about it? Col. 4:2; Rom. 12:12 Chart #3 What shall I Wear #3 Some Oft-heard Excuses For Wearing Scanty Attire: 1. What may be modest in one country may not be in another. 2. What may be modest in one place may not be in another. 3. The weather calls for it; it's more comfortable. 4. It's the fashion; everyone else is wearing them. 5. I can't help it if others have a filthy mind. 6. My husband\mother likes it.
The world is and is becoming increasingly sinful with each generation. They lack moral conscience, respect and Integrity. It is a calgon, take me away from the truth society so I can have it all, fast and without breaking a sweat world. I praise God that He in HIs great mercy revealed truth to me and set me on a path of separation.