Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Modesty. This is an issue that has been on my heart and mind lately. A friend is going through a book study that covers this issue, and I believe it to be an area all women should consider and keep in mind as they choose their own clothes and as they guide their daughters in the same area.

The Lord (through Paul) instructed Timothy to teach his church "that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation" (1 Timothy 2:9), yet we need look no further than the next church pew (and perhaps the mirror) to realize that the church is failing to teach this Biblical concept. And perhaps many of us are choosing to ignore the plainly written Scriptures.

We cannot rationalize in our mind why we should buy or keep clothes that are too tight or too low or too short or too whatever. Hopefully, most grown women are intelligent enough to discern what is modest and what is not. Our daughters really are, but we as mamas could and should still give them guidance in this area.

Titus 2 clearly spells out what we older women should be teaching out daughters (younger women), and the word "discreet" falls in the list. The world is teaching our daughters its idea of "beautiful" and boldly encourages them to show off in every way. But God's Word clearly teaches a totally opposite way: "rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit" (1 Peter 3:4).

What are you teaching? What are you practicing?

Hubby came across a great article on this subject last week, and I would like to share it with you. http://www.albertmohler.com/documents/ModelingModesty.pdf

In the Heart of our Home,


Just A Family said...

how are your chicks?


Rebekah said...

Chicks are good! Unfortunately, we lost one that seems to have gotten smothered at the bottom of the huddle, but we have 39 left! (Hatchery sent 2 extra free ones.) They are all providing lots of home-entertainment! ;0)