Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Wednesday Words of Wisdom
"in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works." 1 Timothy 2:9-10
In "Small Changes for a Better Life", Elizabeth George writes:
"So, what's a woman to wear? The next time you look in your mirror, check yourself out...
...for modesty- "Do I look pure?"
...for propriety-"Is my appearance reflecting a proper image of a woman of God?"
...for moderation-"Would my appearance cause someone to stumble?"
This verse says so much to us women. Elizabeth George writes a lot more about it in the chapter "Tend To Your Appearance". As women we need to be reminded of these things. It saddens me to hear Christian women who are not concerned about how their dress affects others. If what they are wearing may cause a brother to stumble, they say "too bad, that is his problem". Well, they may not come out and say it like that. However, if they are more concerned with being able to wear what they want than a brother in Christ, isn't that what they are saying?
What about Christians saying "that is the style; that's what all the girls are wearing"? God's Word should be our standard, not the fashion magazines or the world around us.
"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." Romans 12:2