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WHAT HAS DRESSING GOT TO DO WITH CHRISTIANITY – 2”

SCRIPTURE READING: Exodus: 39:1-30
MEMORY VERSE:
“I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God” – 1Timothy: 2:9-10
We are in a world where relativism and individualism are the catchphrases of the day. No one can determine how and what one should or should not wear.
The Church unlike certain institutions does not prescribe any dressing code for its adherents. Since there are no laid down rules regarding Christian dressing, has the Church any ethical basis to condemn or commend how or what one wears to church?
Both Paul and Peter in their quest to rate the Christian dressing as one of the most important attributes of a spirit-filled believer, prescribed decency and modesty as the yardstick by which our dressing should be measured.
Modesty by dictionary definition is simply “being restrained by sense of propriety”. Propriety is conformity with the accepted standards of conduct and/or the fear of offending against rules of behavour – the custom and manners of a polite society.
Decency also stands for respect, proper; moderate not obscene or offending against the accepted standard of morals or taste. From The Full Life Bible Study – NIB, the word “decency” in Greek “aidos” implies avoiding a certain shame of exposing the body. It also indicates a refusal to dress in such a way as to draw attention to the body and to pass the boundaries of proper reserves.
In contrast, worldly standard describes fashion as “expose your best part”. Worldly standards are of the devil and are rebellious against God.
FOR MEDITATION:
Am I aware that Satan has been the cause and the brain behind humanity’s nakedness and shame from the beginning?
PRAYER
If by my indecent dressing someone has lusted after me and others, I repent today. Amen.
THOUGHT
 Modesty and decency are the hallmark of godly dressing
SCRIPTURE READING: Exodus: 39:1-30
MEMORY VERSE:
“I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God” – 1Timothy: 2:9-10
We are in a world where relativism and individualism are the catchphrases of the day. No one can determine how and what one should or should not wear.
The Church unlike certain institutions does not prescribe any dressing code for its adherents. Since there are no laid down rules regarding Christian dressing, has the Church any ethical basis to condemn or commend how or what one wears to church?
Both Paul and Peter in their quest to rate the Christian dressing as one of the most important attributes of a spirit-filled believer, prescribed decency and modesty as the yardstick by which our dressing should be measured.
Modesty by dictionary definition is simply “being restrained by sense of propriety”. Propriety is conformity with the accepted standards of conduct and/or the fear of offending against rules of behavour – the custom and manners of a polite society.
Decency also stands for respect, proper; moderate not obscene or offending against the accepted standard of morals or taste. From The Full Life Bible Study – NIB, the word “decency” in Greek “aidos” implies avoiding a certain shame of exposing the body. It also indicates a refusal to dress in such a way as to draw attention to the body and to pass the boundaries of proper reserves.
In contrast, worldly standard describes fashion as “expose your best part”. Worldly standards are of the devil and are rebellious against God.
FOR MEDITATION:
Am I aware that Satan has been the cause and the brain behind humanity’s nakedness and shame from the beginning?
PRAYER
If by my indecent dressing someone has lusted after me and others, I repent today. Amen.
THOUGHT
 Modesty and decency are the hallmark of godly dressing
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