In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness (propriety) and sobriety (moderation); not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; but which becometh (proper for) women professing godliness with good works – 1st Timothy 2:9-10. When we dress, we should take a good look at what we’re putting on. Our dress attire tells a lot about us. As women and especially women who are professing to be Christians, we should not want to dress to attract attention to ourselves. We can dress and look good without being provocative. When we dress provocatively, it should be with our husbands in our homes. We shouldn’t try seducing anyone except our husbands. When we dress to bring attention to ourselves, we’re asking for trouble and when you seek trouble, you will find it. We need to stop and think about what will be the consequences of our actions.
Many women have been involved with men they thought would be with them for the rest of their lives, but the man they were with only became a one night stand or a weekend romance. That one night stand and weekend romance became a medical problem for them for the rest of their lives. Being provocative to someone other than your husband can cause a complete change in your life and the lives of others; children and family lives are being changed drastically because the parent has been diagnosed with STD’s. We need to think and take control of our hormones, prayer will not take away the urge, but it will give the strength not to have pre-marital sex.
Sisters we know when we’re trying to entice men, and being godly women, it shouldn’t be in our character. Unbelievers think they have to find the man rather than the man finding them. When we pray for a husband, God will not send someone who will try to dishonor our bodies. Our bodies were bought with a price, a price neither you or I could ever repay.
The Bible instructs us when a man finds a wife, he finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord. Sisters whether we’re believers or non-believers, God’s principals which is His word will never change. the man is to find the wife. Also keep in mind, when a man is looking for a wife, he’s looking for someone he can trust, if the woman is showing herself to everyone, he’s not going to trust her, and if he’s the kind of man they want a woman to show everything, he’s not the man you should want to marry. If he wants you to expose yourself to others, you need to think about, what else he may want you to do. Cleavage and tight clothing isn’t the proper way to dress when attending church.
Both single and married men will be enticed, their minds will no longer be on God, but fantasizing on what they’re looking at. As women and especially women professing to be Christians, we have to help the men whether they are single or married to be faithful to God, themselves and their wife. Many men think below their waist, while they are being influenced, God holds women responsible for their actions.
A spiritual relationship with the Father has been destroyed because women have disregarded their bodies through fornication and adultery. Our bodies were bought with a price, and God doesn’t want our bodies to be used for gratification other than marriage, gratification to oneself is also against the principals of God. Modest dressing doesn’t mean you’re dressing as a mummy, everything is covered up, this doesn’t mean godliness either, many have covered up from head to toe, and uncovered themselves with men that weren’t their husbands. Modest dressing is a heart matter, what’s in the heart will be manifested on the outside,