By Edwin Christiaan | June 4, 2022

The apostle Paul taught women in the church,

“…to be modest in their appearance. They should wear decent and appropriate clothing and not draw attention to themselves by the way they fix their hair or by wearing gold or pearls or expensive clothes. For women who claim to be devoted to God should make themselves attractive by the good things they do.”

1. Timothy 2:9-10 NLT

Why would churchgoing women dress in short skirts that crawl up, long skirts with revealing slits, bare midriffs, tight pants and stretchy leggings that show every bump and curve front and back, low-cut shirts revealing cleavage, or see-through clothing showing bare skin underneath?

Churchgoing women who dress seductively are often rebellious and dangerous. When confronted by the inappropriate way they are dressed, they get offended and act defensive. They want nothing to do with what you are telling them. They feel that no one has the right to say anything about what they wear!

These so-called Christian women dress up to draw men’s attention to their bodies. They lead their brothers in Christ astray, even without any physical contact.

The modern-day fashion industry is not about seeking to hide women’s bodies, but to reveal and uncover increasingly more skin. The industry teaches women that showing off their bodies is equal to having embraced their curves and being proud of their bodies. Showing off is the world’s way of showing self-esteem.

However, a Christian woman should never follow the world’s standards, but instead embrace modesty and sincere devotion to God. A modest woman would never flaunt her body or draw attention and looks from others. A modest woman never needs to show her skin or reveal her figure in a blatant and inappropriate way. Such a behavior will only lead men’s eyes and minds to sexual lust, which a godly woman would never want to evoke!

The apostle Paul reminded the believers to have the utmost diligence in their every-day behavior:

“We live in such a way that no one will stumble because of us, and no one will find fault with our ministry.”

2. Corinthians 6:3 NLT