Published on 03-04-2011 08:59 AM
CAN WE KNOW WHAT GOD MEANS BY MODEST APPAREL?
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Rom. 12:1-2 NKJV).
Christians are to live in a way that sets them noticeably apart from the world. This lifestyle is based on the condition of our heart (mind). If our mind is not renewed we will find ourselves compromising (conforming) with the ways of the world. Christians are to be transformed (different).
How does this teaching apply in the realm of modesty? Even though the Bible commands we clothe ourselves in “modest apparel” (1 Tim. 2:9), some still view the issue as subjective. To them, modesty is determined by society, culture and conscience.