For the youth group we split up into small groups every third Sunday. For the girl’s small group our latest topic is purity. We are really diving into what God‘s Word has to say about purity and what it really means to be pure.
Our first week studying purity we defined purity. Click here to see our thoughts on how the Bible defines purity.
In our second week of studying purity, we dove into the topic of modesty.
Purity: Part 2 – Modesty
As Christians we are a part of the Body of Christ. We all have our place where we fit and can accomplish magnificent things for the kingdom of God.
The Body of Christ is a hodge podge of every type of person with different strengths and weaknesses. This hodge podge includes boys. I’m sure we all already know that boys and girls are wired differently. Girls are more emotional, relational creatures; while boy are more….physical. They cannot help those impulses they have when they see a beautiful girl. However, they can learn to control it, but that is hard for them.
For our Christian guys we should be respectful of their instinctual struggle. We can do this by dressing modestly. When we dress in low cut shirts, short shorts, dresses, and skirts, and practically see-through clothing, we are hindering our fellow Christian guys. Rather than concentrating on their own strengths, they are focusing on ours (if you know what I mean :P). When we dress revealingly, we are pulling their focus away from God and onto ourselves.
Let’s take a look at what the Bible has to say about modesty:
- 1 Timothy 2:9-10 – 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, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.
- 1 Peter 3:3-4 – “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”
God has given us more than boobs and butts girls. He has given us personalities and strengths. There is nothing wrong with beautiful clothes, jewelry, and shoes, but that definitely shouldn’t be our focus. And it definitely shouldn’t be all we think we have to offer. Our inner beauty is what God sees.
So ladies, as we work together as the Body of Christ keep in mind that as the hands and feet of Christ, we have a responsibility to respect ourselves and our fellow Christian guys. When we dress in a way that tempts guys, we are causing them to sin. Matthew 5:28 says, “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”