Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Woe To Immodest Women!

Woe to the world for such temptations to sin and influences to do wrong! It is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the person on whose account or by whom the temptation comes! {Matthew 18:7} This verse made me think of immodest and indecent women.

It is difficult to find family friendly shows anymore. I use to love watching American Idol. The majority of the contestants are simply regular people. However, some of the female judges dress and dance so immodestly. I could never sit comfortably with my husband watching them with their breasts hanging out and moving sensuously all over the stage. What are these women thinking? Don't they know this is suppose to be a family friendly show?

Many women have no scruples. They are immodest and indecent and they cause many men to stumble...woe to the person on whose account or by whom the temptation comes! Woe unto them! I would never want the Lord to say "Woe" to me. You never want to incur God's wrath.

Bringing this closer to home, I thought of the many Christian women who wear bikinis and dress immodestly. They are causing other men to stumble whether they know it or not. Honest men will tell you that the more flesh a woman shows, the more difficult it is for them to not lust. So, whenever I teach this, some women will retort, "Some men will lust if a woman is wearing a garbage bag. It is their problem!"

I am here to tell you that you are still responsible to do everything in your power to not cause men to lust. The majority of men will not lust after women wearing garbage bags. They lust when a woman shows a lot of flesh. God commands that we dress modestly! Not only for our protection but for the men around us.

There are many places to buy modest bathing suits now. I encourage you to go buy one. Cover up as much flesh as possible. Keep it for your husband's eyes only or for your future husband's eyes only. If you plan on never marrying, keep it in obedience to the Lord.

Never be directly responsible for a man to lust. Be careful with the clothing you wear. Ask your husband what is modest. He is a man and he knows what men today struggle with. Respect his opinion in this area. Some men want their wives to dress immodestly. Explain to them that you will dress however they want in front of them but in public, you desire to be modest as God commands. Then decide together what modesty looks like in your home.

In like manner also, that women adorn themselves 
in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; 
not with braided hair, or gold or pearls, 
or costly array; But which becometh women 
professing godliness with good works.
I Timothy 2:9,10

***Shamefacedness means modest or bashful...
completely opposite of most women today.