Please…Dress Modestly


“But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” (Matthew 5:28) Yes, this verse is directed to men. But why do some women think it is ok to dress in a way that tempts a man to go there, in his mind, with her? The way a female dresses speaks louder than anything she professes verbally.  A female can claim to be a Christian and talk about how she wishes men were more mannerly, respectful, and Christ-like. But until she dresses modestly, that type of respect and high regard will not be gained. Overly-revealing dress is an invitation to lascivious thoughts, not respect and esteem. A female consistently failing to present herself in a way befitting one who professes to worship God (1 Timothy 2:9-10) is not serving herself, her Lord, or the men she encounters. Nor is she setting a proper example for her family, friends, and fellow church members. When you dress in the morning, would you make the same clothing choice if you knew later, that very day, you would meet Christ Himself? If the answer is no, change your clothes. A female who dresses enticingly is not only causing others to sin, but is guilty of sin herself.