When I used to hear the word modesty, I immediately thought of Little House on the Prairie. I thought of long floor length dresses, fringe and all together a boring style. But I was missing the point.
Once I began studying the bible (coming up on two years ago) and surrounding myself with godly women, my eyes opened to what God expects of me as a woman.
“Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire,” 1 Timothy 2:9
This short scripture blew my mind. Never once had I even thought about what message my clothing was projecting. I was only concerned about my opinion of my outfit. In actuality, I was just looking for attention because I needed someone else to build my confidence.
“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Being modest doesn’t mean cloaking yourself in hand knitted dresses and bonnets. It’s paying attention to whether you are showing the world that you are a follow of Christ or if you are just devoted to yourself.
“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world — the desires of the flesh,the desires of the eyes, and the pride of life — is not from the Father but from the world.” – 1 John 2:15-16