208: finally talking about this . . .modesty
It’s only May, but summer weather has officially started for us…and skin is out! It seemed like a good time to talk about modesty. It’s something Katie really wanted to avoid talking about for a long time, but she felt really at peace now doing this episode. We’re excited to share with you guys our thoughts on this topic!
Immodesty is distracting. It’s loud either in attitude, dress or deed. When something is loud, it’s not longer giving glory to God. It’s stopping right here with me saying “look, this is my body, focus on that instead of the bigger picture of being here to glorify Christ.” It’s not always the amount of skin being shown. It can be the way the skin is being shown.
The two things we can say with confidence on this discussion of modesty, that we feel like Scripture speaks to, are:
#1 - We should have a heart to desire it. God desires it. We should be growing and maturing in this area. It shouldn’t be how much can we get away with, but more so how do we glorify God? Ultimately, we were created to glorify Him. I Corinthians 10:31 - “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” What is our main motivation when we are putting on these clothes and going out in public?
#2 - A man’s perspective has to come into play and into the modesty conversation. Not any man, but a father or husband who loves the Lord and is surrendered to Him. We feel like that is a big piece of the modesty conversation that is missing. Ephesian 5:23 - “ For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.”
I Corinthians 6:19-20 - “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s."
We hope that after listening to this podcast you look at modesty as a virtue that you want to pursue after throughout the duration of your Christian walk!
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