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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 🤔
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 godliness—with good works.
1 Timothy 2: 9-10 ESV
Do not let your adorning be external—
the braiding of hair and the putting on
of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—
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.
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
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 🥰
What does modesty mean for you? Share in the comments ❤️👇