Dressing modestly and being intentional with my clothing choices is a big part of my life, and some people don’t understand why. A long time ago, I was quite the immodest dresser. I shared that story on my blog several years ago, and I will link those posts below.
Once I repented of my immodest habits, I really did a complete turn. But that is the definition of repentance, isn’t it? To turn from.
Salvation is a covenant of obedience, and I knew once I was convicted I had to be obedient. My family watched a wonderful John MacArthur sermon last week, and it explained this perfectly. In 1 Peter 1:2c we read that His chosen are to *obey* Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood by the sanctifying work of the Spirit. By the way, this scripture is paralleled in Exodus 24:7-8. Isn’t it amazing how Christ, our Messiah, is woven throughout both the Old and New Testaments?
Then he took the book of the covenant and read it in the hearing of the people; and they said, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient!” So Moses took the blood and sprinkled it on the people, and said, “Behold the blood of the covenant, which the Lord has made with you in accordance with all these words.”
As a believer, I must be obedient in my repentance. My clothing choices might look more modest and feminine than those who never had to repent of dressing immodestly. And that is okay. My desire is to please the Lord, and not man.
I have discovered such joy and freedom in staying covered. I no longer have to adjust my clothing when I bend over or sit in the floor with my children. Hooray! On that note, I would like to mention that it is a shame that men are given many clothing choices that cover them appropriately, but women must search for them. We are not meat to be gawked at. We are daughters of the King!
Did your earthly father ever tell you when you were younger, “Come back here, you are not leaving the house in that outfit”? He was trying to protect you with these words. Our Heavenly Father wants to protect us as well, ladies. When we dress to please Him, great peace will be given to us.
I would like to encourage you to dress your body as God’s temple. If you are in Christ, that is what it is. His temple was beautiful, with many veils to contain His holiness. When we cover our bodies, our good works will shine through.
I hope you are blessed today.
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