Did you know that you can say and do the right things, look the part and play the role, but all the while be an imposter?
Modesty is not just a style of dress. Modesty comprises a virtue affecting our appearance, our speech, our minds, and our hearts. By being modest in only one or two of these areas but negating the others is in its essence falsehood.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” Deuteronomy 6:5
Would it not appear to be highly inconsistent if a woman dressed modestly but then her speech was crude? If she were to strive for purity in every outward area but complained regularly about the cruelty of such a restriction, would it not seem odd that her heart was not behind her strict standards? If a woman dressed and spoke with the utmost piety, but then judged others harshly for not attaining to her spiritual maturity, would this not only turn those people away from her and the God she claims to follow?
Being Consistent For Our Husbands
Being Consistent For Our Children
Joel Beeke, author of Parenting By God’s Promises puts it this way,
It is our goal to lead our children to Christ through His Word, not confuse them and muddy the waters they tread on their journey to His cross. Our hope is that we make it easier for our children to hear the Holy Spirit’s call unto salvation, not stirring them to rebellion by our own actions.
Being Consistent For Others
We forget that God’s standards are for God’s people, and God’s people can only meet God’s standards through God’s power. Any convictions we come to and any convictions we follow are not of our own making, but of the Holy Spirit through us. When we judge the unconverted for not acting converted then we are just being fools.
A Word On Modesty
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God,
to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which
is your spiritual worship.” Romans 12:1
As women we can be consistent in our conviction to be modest. We can regularly reassess our dress, our speech, our minds, and our hearts and ask God to show us where in these areas we are weak. Let’s pray that the Holy Spirit will aid us as we follow His leading.
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