Friday, April 15, 2016

How Should Godly Women Dress?

It's NO secret how godly women should dress. Here are God instructions specifically to women ~

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 {1 Timothy 2:9, 10}.

That's fairly simple to understand! We are not to dress to draw attention to ourselves. We should not spend a lot of money on ourselves and clothing. We should clothe ourselves with good works. Therefore, next time we want to buy more clothing, we must make sure they fit this admonition to us.

Most women in America dress to draw attention to themselves. They wear tight fitting clothing. They wear low cut tops and short skirts and shorts. They also spend a lot of money on their clothes. {Just check out most women's closets!} Unfortunately, we have listened to what our culture tells us instead of God's Word. We care more about impressing others than impressing our Lord.

John Piper wrote this about how a woman should dress, "Clothes are not meant to make people think about what is under the clothes. Clothes are meant to direct attention to what is NOT under them: merciful hands that serve others in the name of Christ, beautiful feet that carry the gospel where it is needed, and the brightness of a face that has beheld the glory of Jesus."

Our clothing should not be to cause men to lust or women to envy. Our clothing should simply be to clothe us and provide covering. After people have been with us, they should remember us for how kind and loving we were to them, NOT how well we were dressed. I'm not saying you should look dirty, disheveled, or like you just climbed out of bed. No, we should keep ourselves clean, tidy and nice-looking since God is a God of order and beauty but we need to make sure others are not distracted from who we are because of what we wear. Care more about serving and loving others, sharing the good news of the Gospel and the joy of the Lord to a lost and dying culture than how you dress.