June 20th, 2012 | By admin
There’s a commercial on HGTV about when summer comes, the clothes come off, and everyone gets sexy. Is that what everyone thinks? Well, I don’t, and a lot of other people don’t. That is what people are trying to make girls think. What is so important about getting sexy and parading up and down the streets with very little clothes on? We’ve talked about this before, and it does increase a man’s desire for sex.
Every time I go to a wedding I’m appalled at how many young women come with less and less clothes on. They seem to want to outdo the bride. Maybe I’m old fashioned, and some of you will say I am, but it’s the only place I can go outside of a honky-tonk that I see so much skin. It’s even spilling over to church services. Girls, don’t go along with the crowd. Cover yourself up.
Mothers, why do you let your daughters go out like this? You do have some control over them. You still can tell them this is not appropriate. You still can say no. Why are you letting your daughters display their bodies in this way? Are we forgetting what modesty is all about? It’s not for older women, it is also for younger girls and teenagers. 1 Timothy 2:9-10 says, “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; 10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.”
Can it be any planner than that? I like what Peter said in 1 Peter 3: 3-5 says. He, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, tells us what beauty really is. It’s inner beauty.
1Pe 3:3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
1Pe 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
1Pe 3:5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:
We always want to be in style, and this is not saying we cannot look good. It does say that we should not go to excess. The word I would use is charming. That word is not used much anymore, but it is to look nice, clean, and quiet. Do not draw attention to yourself by your clothes. Be beautiful on the inside.
In 2 Samuel 11:2-5 we read about David and Bathsheba. Read what it says.
2Sa 11:2 And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.
2Sa 11:3 And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?
2Sa 11:4 And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.
2Sa 11:5 And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I am with child.
Was she trying to attract David’s attention? We don’t know. Did David know she would be out there on her roof bathing at night? We don’t know. We do know he did give in to his lust. We do know her body made him want to commit sin and have sex with her. So who is to blame? Both of them. This gives you an idea of what no clothes or very little clothes does to a man. Is this what you want? Mothers, think about this. Is this what you want for your daughter? I pray it is not.