Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I have been listening to a fabulous series on modesty at www.reviveourhearts.com

Nancy Leigh DeMoss is doing a beautiful job of conveying the truth that modesty starts first in our hearts and then overflows into the visible way that we dress. She is not just laying out a dress code but is addressing the heart attitude behind how we dress. She is challenging christian women to evaluate the message their clothing is sending to those around them. She read this the other day. It was written by an anonymous man to try to help christian women understand how important modesty is in helping our brothers to not fall into sin. It is called The Sin of Bathsheba: One Man's Appeal.

“Your brethren in Christ may be weak, and the devil does all he can do to weaken them further. They’re forced to live in a world where they are continually bombarded with sights, which are designed by the enemy of their souls to weaken their morals and destroy their purity of heart, and must Christian women help the devil to do his work? Must they make themselves a temptation to their brethren, even in the congregation of God?

“Oh that you women could understand the fierce and bitter conflict in the souls of your brethren when you arouse their desires by the careless display of your feminine beauty. Never again would you plead for your right to dress as you please.

The fact is you have no such right. You have no right to destroy by your careless dress, the brother for whom Christ died. “You were bought with a price and are not your own” (see 1 Corinthians 6:20).

You are duty bound to glorify God in your body, to clothe that body not as you will but as God wills, and a little love for the souls of your brethren would remove forever from your heart the desire to dress as you please.”

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