Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Question


 


Why do ladies who call themselves "Followers of Christ" feel the need to dress in public with parts exposed that only belong to their husband?



Help me understand...is it the way they were raised, do they not know any better, do they not respect themselves, do they want to draw attention to their body, do they want to be like the world, do they not want to represent Christ, did their mommy not teach them, did their daddy not explain the way a guy thinks, did something bad happen to them when they were small, do they not care if they make a brother stumble?



Does Christ care about the way a Christian lady dresses?





Isaiah 61:10 "I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath CLOTHED me with the garments of salvation, he hath COVERED me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with jewels."

Ezekiel 16:10 "I CLOTHED thee also with broidered work, and shod
(to fasten up)thee with badgers' skin, and I girded (to wrap firmly) thee about with fine linen, and I COVERED thee with silk."

CLOTHED=
wrap around

COVERED
= to plump; i.e. fill up hollows; to cover (for clothing or secrecy); conceal; cover (self); hide

ABSOLUTELY He does! He's our HEAVENLY Father! He loves us and wants to cover us to protect us and His sons!

Over and over in His Word, God talks of covering His people. If a person wasn't covered, it was a sign of shame. When He was talking to the church of the Laodiceans in Revelation 3:18 He said,

"that thou mayest be CLOTHED, and that the SHAME OF THY NAKEDNESS DO NOT APPEAR..."

When we are not covered, it is a sign of shame!!



God is so Holy! We, as ladies, must even cover our heads because of His awesomeness! God's Word says that our hair is covering. 

1 Corinthians 11:5 "But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven." 1 Cor 11:15 "But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: FOR HER HAIR IS GIVEN HER FOR A COVERING."

So if we dishonor ourselves with our head uncovered, what must we be doing to ourselves if parts of our body meant only for our husband are uncovered!?

Titus 2 describes how a young Christian woman should behave. It says in verse 5 we are to be CHASTE= clean i.e. innocent, modest, perfect.

Debi Pearl says in Created to be His Help Meet, "A chaste woman is a modest woman. God speaks of a woman maintaining her chastity and purity by the clothes she wears."

1 Timothy 2:9-10 "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in MODEST APPAREL, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works."

In her book, Debi goes on to say,"God says that a woman's apparel should profess godliness. Her clothes, hair and adornments-not just her mouth-make a loud profession to all who see her that she is modest and godly, or that she is immodest and ungodly. Our Heavely Father has dress standards!"

In Created to be His Help Meet, Debi also says, "Clothes speak to all who see us. Clothes make a constant profession. That is they declare out loud-drowning out our words-our true heart condition and our attitude toward orselves and toward those who see us." Actions definately speak louder than words!

How do you want others to see you? I pray that when people look at us, Christian ladies, they would not see our "body", they would....

 see Christ.

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