Whether you are a man or woman, modesty should play a key role in anyone who calls themselves a Christian. Modestly is just for the ladies, it also applies to the way men dress and the message their wardrobe portrays. Here are 4 reasons everyone should choose modesty.
1. It shows others you have respect for yourself.
You wouldn’t let your future child walk outside half-naked would you? So, why would you allow yourself to do it? When it comes to being modest in the way you dress, I promise you that less skin will gain you more respect. Don’t get me wrong, I’m aware of things like backless dresses and slouchy sweaters, but you know those are not what I’m referring to. Try and stay away from extremely tight and formfitting attire. Here’s a tip: If you have to make a justification as to why it ok to wear, it’s probably not a good idea to wear in the first place. Any girl worth dating is one who respects herself from the top down and inside out. And this goes for the men as well.
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 1 Corinthians 6:18
2. It shows you value a yearning for purity.
Men and women are visual creatures! And although that’s not always the case, you need to understand that what someone will show or doesn’t show can sometimes be the line between staying pure, and crossing the line. I’m not saying it’s anyone’s fault, but I am saying it’s easier to stay pure when either both parties aren’t giving each other something to fascinate about. That goes for the guys too! Keep it in your pants gentleman, and stop viewing women as a piece of meat no matter what they are wearing. Not only will dressing modestly allow you to look at yourself differently, but it will force you to highlight other aspects of yourself rather than your curves. Show your smile, bat those eyes, and start learning how to do that hair flip that can stop a guy dead in his tracks. Don’t give something away in a revealing dress that was meant to be saved for your wedding day.
When they see the purity and reverence of your lives. Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 1 Peter 3:2-4
3. It will attract people who are interested for the right reasons.
Sick of attracting the wrong people? Well, I’d first recommend you look at the way you may be presenting yourself. Frankly, you might be dressing just fine. But for some of you this isn’t going to be the case. If you are looking for someone to respect you, honor you, and treat your with the purest of motives, I suggest dressing in a modest fashion that will compliment what you are looking for in someone.
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality. 1 Thessalonians 4:3
4. It shows you hold yourself to a higher standard.
Anyone can buy skimpy or trashy clothes. The real world changers are the ones who realize they don’t need to dress the way culture tells them to. Don’t fall into the lie that you need to show something in order to get someone. Seek to be a reflection of Christ’s bride. Be different, and show the world you are better than their standard of beauty. You were made for more than what the world wants you to be.
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2