Proverbs 31:30 NKJV Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
1 Samuel 16:7 NKJV But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
To understand modesty more we have to look to scripture.
1 Timothy 2:8-10 NKJV I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; 9 in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.
Remember one of the seven things that is an abomination before the Lord is the sin of pride-haughtiness (Proverbs 6:16). Pride is also an antonym to the word modesty. Why do I mention that? Because growing up I learned that to do what was right, I just had to do everything the opposite of how my mother did things. I saw the things she was doing and knew, even as a child, that they were wrong and I adapted by doing the opposite as an adult. To know more about how the Lord healed me from that abuse read my blog titled, Scars We All Have Them https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/06/27/scars-we-all-have-them/
I also shared in my blog titled, Someone To Care https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/10/25/someone-to-care/
That being said, let us look to modesty for that is the opposite of pride and the opposite is what we want to do since the Lord hates pride. Modesty can be found not only in appearance but also attitude.
One way to be modest is in your apparel. When I was (as a young adult) sitting under a Sunday school teacher (for my future teaching guidance) what she told the girls has always resonated well with me. She said, “You can wear whatever you feel comfortable wearing if Jesus were to come right now.” That has always stuck with me and has been a good reminder with all of the moral and ethical decline of society today. So be concerned about your heart in what you are wearing. Ask yourself, ‘does it bring honor to the Lord?’ In today’s world people are arrogant, conceited, haughty, egocentric, and full of pride and superiority. We have to remain humble in everything.
We can also be modest in the things we do. We do not need to shout everything that is done by our hands. There is no need to brag about the things that you have done. That whole, look at me because I am so great, attitude is wrong. God alone is great. We are to magnify Him. It never looks good on anyone when they ‘toot their own horn.’ It always sounds better when someone else sings your praises. Be modest in the way that you think of yourself.
I have written before how as Christians we are to put Jesus first Others second and Yourself last. That is how we spell J O Y. We put Him first by understanding what His will is for how we think, how we act towards others and how we dress. This is a heart and mind process of changing, of putting off the old self and putting on the new (Ephesians 4:22-24). As we change it will show in what we say, how we act, what we wear and our opinion of ourselves and others. We should not think more highly of ourselves than we ought to think (Romans 12:3).
Philippians 2:3-4 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
Dearest and most holy heavenly Father,
Thank You so much for everything that You are doing in our lives. You are working every day, drawing us closer to Your side. Thank You for Your great love that You continually show us. Help us to humble ourselves in what we say, what we do and even what we think. With Your guidance there is nothing that we cannot do. Whatever changes that need to be made, Lord, here we are at Your feet laying our will before You. Mold us and make us. We know that You and You alone can take all of our broken pieces and make a fine vessel. May Your Holy Spirit flow through us touching everyone and making a difference through Your children to the lost in this world. We will give You all the praise for we ask all things in Jesus’ name. Amen.
If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, including how you can be saved, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/