So I was just explaining to another sister in the Lord how women wearing immodest apparel effects more than just men. I was telling her how I can barely take a family trip to the grocery store because I don’t want my husband OR CHILDREN exposed to all this nakedness. And this is the thing (because the world is going to do what the world does), my issue is with all these professing Christian women. Especially single Christian women who think that they’re ready for a godly marriage.
You see, if you are still walking around half naked and selfish (thinking that it’s everyone else’s problem for looking) then you are NOT in Christ and you are NOT ready to be a wife! How can you be ready for marriage when you don’t even honor or respect other people’s marriages (and families!)?
“And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own?” (Luke 16:12, NKJV)
And please understand that this post is not a rant because I remember being in that same self absorbed place as a single woman. I was in my own little world (totally unaware). So even though there are a lot of whores out there, I understand that not everyone is trying to be a harlot. Some are just ignorant. That’s what I was, and oh how I wish that someone would’ve told me to put some clothes on! I had no idea. I had NEVER considered the fact that I may have been offending married people and corrupting their children!
So this post is for those who have an ear to hear. Modesty is so much more than apparel. It’s about humility, and love for other people. It doesn’t matter how nice her body is (or how beautiful she may be!), a true woman of God will conceal what she has to if that’s what’s best for others.
“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit [through factional motives, or strife], but with [an attitude of] humility [being neither arrogant nor self-righteous], regard others as more important than yourselves. Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.” (Philippians 2:3-4, AMP)
So don’t serve satan as a stumbling block. Consider what you’re wearing. And be honest, would you want your future husband to notice another woman’s body? And I say notice (not look at) because not every man is full of adultery and lust. I can assure you that other women AND CHILDREN are noticing your nakedness as well. So humble yourself, and put some clothes on girl!
With nothing but love,
P.s If you’re single and you really do desire a godly marriage, I want you to know that nudity repels godly men. If you’re interested, here’s a post on How To choose Modest apparel because this is also the reason why you’re feeling overlooked (or like you’re attracting all the wrong men).