πŸ™ Christian Life

πŸ‘™ What Modesty Means to Me in Clothing πŸ‘š

πŸ€— Hello! I hope you’re having a wonderful day πŸ€—


When I was in high school, my PE class required that we “dress out,” meaning changing our clothing to gym clothes. A big part of our grade hinged on us dressing out… for some odd reason πŸ€”

I never did like wearing shorts, so my gym clothes were a t-shirt and those black workout pants with a white stripe down the side. But my coach didn’t like them, he wanted shorts. But my personal modesty would simply not allow that. I stopped dressing out and made up for the giant F with summer classes.

What the Bible says about modesty in clothing:

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,
but with what is proper for women
who profess godlinessβ€”with good works.

1 Timothy 2: 9-10 ESV

~*~

Do not let your adorning be externalβ€”
the braiding of hair and the putting on
of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wearβ€”
but let your adorning be
the hidden person of the heart
with the imperishable beauty of
a gentle and quiet spirit,
which in God’s sight is very precious.

1 Peter 3: 3-4 ESV

~*~

As a Christian woman, is it super important for me to follow the advice given in the Bible. And though we all have a different sense of what is “modest,” to me, these two verses speak to my heart ❀️ mainly because they don’t just tell you to dress modestly, but they tell you something else…

What matters is who you are inside.

Good works.
A gentle and quiet spirit…

Which in God’s sight is very precious!

When I meet or approach someone, I don’t want the first thing they notice to be a plunging neckline or a mini skirt. I don’t want it to be a costly purse or brand-name jewelry. None of that matters (and it can also attract the wrong sort of people).

What truly matters is that I dress myself in a way that is decent, so that people will instead get to know me ~ who I am in Christ. My good works, my spirit.

And the best part?
1 Peter 3: 3-4 says that such beauty is
imperishable beauty.

It endures forever,
even as we age.


So, to me, modesty in clothing means being comfortable, having fun with fashion (I love earthy colors!), but not getting so caught up in what I wear that I forget the most important things in life πŸ₯°

What does modesty mean for you? Share in the comments β€οΈπŸ‘‡

Take care and God bless,

Yari πŸ‚

3 thoughts on “πŸ‘™ What Modesty Means to Me in Clothing πŸ‘š

  1. I try to avoid super short shorts, dresses, and skirts–though it is pretty tough being tall, ha. I saw in the other post that you would speak on modesty online next week, and I look forward to that bc I think a big factor in modesty these days is whether we are using our clothes to take provocative selfies and attract lustful attention!

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    1. Yes, tall girl problems, am I right? πŸ™‚ I also struggled with modesty living in hot, humid Houston, but it’s a little better now in Colorado.

      The online world is interesting, and can be such a temptation for Likes and Shares.

      Glad you’re enjoying my blog! πŸ™‚

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