I usually do not write two blog posts about modesty in a row, but here I am. Summer is upon us, and we have a choice to make. We can choose to reveal our skin, or reveal our dignity instead.
I highly recommend choosing dignity!
As soon as Eve sinned against God in the garden her eyes were opened, and boom. She felt ashamed because of her nakedness. No longer in a perfect state, mankind was awakened to sins like lust, adultery, and fornication. If you’d like to learn more, I highly recommend that you read this post.
She and Adam scrambled to cover themselves, but their attempts were not good enough. Only coats made from animal skin would do. The first blood sacrifice was made to literally cover (in more ways than one) the first sin, which pointed towards the sacrifice our Messiah would one day make for us. The wearing of appropriate clothing actually points to Christ!
I was reading in Exodus a few days ago while studying Covenant Law. I came across an interesting passage that I would like to share with you today.
You are to make an altar of earth for Me, and there you will sacrifice your burnt offerings, your fellowship offerings—your sheep and your cattle. In every place where I cause My name to be mentioned I will come to you and bless you. When you make for Me an altar of stones, do not build it from cut stone, for if you use a tool on it, you will have profaned it. Nor are you to go up to My altar on steps, so that your nakedness would not be uncovered while on it.”
Exodus 20:24-26 TLV
It is so important that our nakedness be covered to God, that He said steps should not lead to His alter. This seems pretty serious, but in a good way. He always desires what is best for us.
When we take principles from His Word seriously, blessings and dignity come.
Dignity means, “seriousness of manner, appearance of language” or “the quality or state of being worthy, honored, or esteemed.”
Yes to both of these definitions! Yes to taking Scripture for what it says and actually seriously applying it to the way we live, and yes to understanding just how much God loves and honors us.
But now, thus says Adonai— the One who created you, O Jacob, the One who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you, I have called you by name, you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, or through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned, nor will the flame burn you. For I am Adonai your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I have given Egypt as your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in your place. Since you are precious in My eyes, honored, because I love you, I will give a man in exchange for you, and other peoples for your life.
Isaiah 43:1-4 TLV
We are loved. We are chosen. We are dignified.
We can choose to show the world our dignity by the way we dress. This is a badge of honor to wear, as daughters of the Most High.
Will you join me?