By Jim Miller
Gray, Maine

Whatever happened to modesty? 1 Tim. 2:9, the Apostle Paul wrote, "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety." And in Titus 2:3-5, he explains that older women are to teach the young women to be "discreet" and "chaste."
While fashions may vary from country to country, God's standard requiring decency, modesty and shamefacedness is universal. Whatever is ostentatious or contributes to the lust of the eye is just as wrong in Florida or California as it is in Ohio. The fact that "Everyone is doing it" or "nobody thinks anything about it" does not change divine of law. Whatever is modest and demonstrates shamefastness is just as necessary in the summer as in winter.
All Christians need to study, keep in mind and live by these verses; "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind" (Rom. 12:2). "But put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts" (Rom. 13:14). "Come out from among them and be separate, do not touch what is unclean" (2 Cor. 6:17; also read Phil. 2:15; 1 Pet. 2:9-11; 4:3-4).
Hey brothers this doesn't just apply to women……….. Christian men, both old and young, we need to understand that like the women, we must also wear modest clothing. Some of us seem to be caught up in the double standards of the world when it comes to dress. All too many Christian men see nor think anything about wearing see through shirts or going around with no shirt at all. It seems to be considered to be "ok" for our young men to wear shorts, but it is a sin for the ladies. Men wear tight jeans, yet teach that it is sinful for the ladies. My brothers in Christ, God's command for modesty applies to us as well as our sisters in Christ. God does not have a double standard for that which is modest, moral or appropriate. Paul writes, "Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge, practice the same things" (Rom. 2:1ff).
Maybe I am out of touch with the world if so GREAT because parading around nearly naked is offensive and shows a lack of morals if you ask me. I know for sure it isn't pleasing to God.
Nuff said.
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