Styles and fashions change, the temperature changes, and our personal taste in clothing changes, but we must realize that God never does! God still expects women to, “adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control” (1 Timothy 2:9). Christian women and girls need to remember that the purpose of their bodies is to bring glory to God (1 Corinthians 6:20).
As the Summer approaches, people will be flocking to swimming pools and beaches. And naive Christian girls will be grabbing their swimming suits and shedding their clothes, with no shame. Something is dreadfully wrong with this picture!
The temperature does not excuse immodesty. The current fashion trends don’t excuse immodesty. Comfort does not even excuse immodesty. Regardless of what everyone else is doing or what the temperature outside is, your purpose in life remains the same…to bring glory to God. Think very carefully about the clothing you wear and ask, “Am I wearing this for me or for God?”
Please take a minute to read this excellent (and humorous) article by Jeremy Pate entitled, “I Have Nothing to Say About Modesty.” And I’ve also included this video discussing the history of the bikini and whether or not Christian women should wear a bikini.
I love you and God loves you,