Let’s talk about modesty… If you guys are like me, you have probably had a moment or two when you doubt yourself. You look at your clothes and wonder if they are technically “modest”. What does that even mean? Hopefully, I can answer that question and give you a bit of fashion inspo in this post 🙂
So, why should we dress modestly? There are a couple reasons why we should be dressing modestly. We are called to give glory to God in everything that we do, including what we are wearing (1 Corinthians 10:31). God wants us to glorify Him with our bodies (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). This means that we should be honoring Him and His commandments with what we wear. He doesn’t want us showing them off to everyone, but keeping them to ourselves and our future husband. It is what is inside that matters, not our hair or what we are wearing, etc (1 Peter 3:3-4). When we dress immodestly, we may be attracting attention that we do not want. As Christians, we should be searching for someone based off of their faith and personality, not solely their looks. We should be placing our value in our hearts, not our bodies and this is reflected in how we dress.
We also should not want to tempt our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. We are called to love everyone and truly care about them (John 13:34). Matthew 5:8 says, “but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” If we truly love and care for our brothers and sisters, we will not want to tempt them to sin. This goes for both girls and boys as well.
So, now that we have covered why you should be dressing modestly, what does dressing modestly really mean? There is no rule book or guide on what you can and can’t wear, but instead it is a more personal choice. You really have to ask yourself if what you are wearing is to give glory to God or to draw the wrong sort of attention. It can be different for everyone, but listen to what God is telling you. If you aren’t sure about something, pray and ask that God helps guide you in what you are wearing.
I thought it would be fun to share with you guys some of my favorite outfits from Pinterest because I love Pinterest to plan out my outfits. Dressing modest doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy fashion, just make sure that it isn’t where you place your value. Here are some cute and modest outfits that I have pinned!
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