Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Timothy 2:9-10—Does this mean women shouldn't wear bikinis, tight shirts and tight jeans?

These verses say, “I also want 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.”

The emphasis in these verses is that Christian women should focus on their internal world (thoughts, attitudes, and actions) as opposed to focusing on their external adornment (compare Samuel 16:7). Outward adornment is not necessarily wrong, but can show misplaced priorities and motives. He clearly says that women should concern themselves with doing good deeds. I think another way to look at it is to dress and act in such a way that would honor God and make Him proud of you. So, I guess the question is do your bikini’s, tight jeans, and tights shirts honor God?

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