Immodesty - Adjusting Our Thinking

Immodesty - Adjusting Our Thinking

Immodesty Adjusting Our Thinking 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, but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works. 1 Timothy 2:9-10 Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com Basic Ideas About Clothing Proper uses of clothing To cover nakedness Genesis 3:7-11, 21 To protect from

the elements 2 Timothy 4:13, 21 To adorn 1 Timothy 2:9 Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com Basic Ideas About Clothing Kinds of immodest apparel Perverse Deuteronomy 22:5 Revealing

Isaiah 47:1-3 Suggestive Romans 13:14 Galatians 5:19 Richard Thetford Modern swimsuit: Reveals too much Often too tight Allows for no undergarments Draws attention to private parts www.thetfordcountry.com

Basic Ideas About Clothing Kinds of immodest apparel Defiant Romans 12:10 Romans 15:2 Philippians 2:3-4 Unbecoming 1 Timothy 2:10 Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com Specific Problem Areas We may have a tendency to rationalize

our conduct May find some way to make an exception for the activities we want to engage in even when they come in conflict with Bible principles Only qualified obedience pleases the Lord James 2:10-11 Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com Specific Problem Areas Areas where we may be inconsistent in

the application of our convictions: Double standards Singles and married Youth and adults Male and female Warped sense of modesty Undergarments versus revealing garments Dressing versus watching Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com Specific Problem Areas Areas where we may be inconsistent in

the application of our convictions: Special situations Family Strangers Close friends and fellow Christians Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com Specific Problem Areas Areas where we may be inconsistent in the application of our convictions:

Relaxation and recreation Special social events Comfort Swimming, water skiing, water sports Sports Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com Conclusion Dont put ourselves in the position of those who call evil good, and good evil Isaiah 5:20 God is concerned about the

way we dress ourselves Colossians 3:17 May we reverently dress ourselves consistently as those professing godliness Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com

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