April 17, 2024

Modesty, what is modesty?


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The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them. Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long; AKA "Holiness
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Matthew 23:1-6
I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes
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1 Timothy 2:9

Modesty is moderation! Moderation is a standard! I’m so tired of religious folks redefining the term to fit personal beliefs.
Let’s call it for what it is!
I’m referring to the believers,  Hello

Modesty by definition

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MODESTY by biblical standard

State, Quality or standard

humility, humbleness, meekness, godliness.

MODESTY is a standard by which we are to stand by in all matters of our lives, yet so many focus just on CLOTHES!

Modesty is moderation of anything we do, say, wear, and even behave. This simply means this. As a Christian I can do all things, because everything as Paul says; is permissible to me, (1 Cor 10:23)

Freedom to choose

but notice the verse after,
not everything that is permissible, is beneficial to me.
What is permitted in this world, is not always pleasing to God, or beneficial to my walk with him.
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I have gone through the journey of Discovering Modesty” by chance, and let me tell you, CLOTHES isn’t it! Holiness dresses isn’t it! Jean skirts isn’t it, leggings underneath isn’t it! Longer shirts underneath isn’t it! Covered and modest pants isn’t it.
Cleansing your heart, seeking God, his approval, his permission, is IT! 🙏
You can be dressed to impress, but your heart can be polluted, hateful, and full of greed. You can be judgmental towards those who do not wear what is acceptable to you, and even ostracize yourself from anyone who practices belief any different, while pointing fingers at others, and slandering the next worldly person in pants. ( Hypocrisy) You can even hold grudges, and be prideful in the same holy dress, covering your ankles.
Notice in Matthew 23: 1-6 the author speaks of such behavior, and concludes that outward appearance is religion.
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While there are some sisters who truly practice what they believe, I truly honor them…but there are very few! 

Pharisee, the religious folks, rulers of LAW, in the bible, dress themselves really good, but were the worst kind, hypocrites! They made sure to tithe to a tee, appear righteous, in front of others, while failing to make it, or lift a finger in private, they were proper clothing, [long robes, tassels etc] followed the law….[regulations and traditions] yet fell short of Gods standard! Refer to Matthew 23; Matthew 6; Luke 11; Luke 20

They forgot about the most important matters, like mercy, justice, and grace

If you’re going to do one, you might as well do another.

When I think about modesty I think about moderation, and not just my clothing, but my everything. Because everything I have, and everything I am belongs to the Lord.

Not only am I to pay attention to my clothing, I am to pay attention to the important matters too! Otherwise I am a hypocrite! 

I went on a journey to discover truth, ( open heart, spirit, belief) with truth attached ( the sword, armor, weapons) discerning what is right, pleasing, perfect.
And let me tell you
You can be as sinful with your skirt down to the floor, as you can with modest pants exposing your behind.
You can gossip (talk about others in a dishonest way) as much as the person in the world dies ( one who does not even have the standard, or the principle)
You can be entertained the same way, be greedy, arrogant the same way, then slap “holiness” brand on it.
So sisters, it’s not about clothing, and the type of clothing, but the attitude of what we wear, and how we wear it.
To please others, gain confidence, approval, from others or wear it, simply because we need to put something on, feel confident, with no strings attached.
Disregarding really the type of clothing to wear.
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