Dress modestly and worship heartily!

Look at today’s dress code and you will see a big difference from as little as 10 years ago.
Don’t think that what people are wearing, or the lack thereof, is something new. It has always been this way.
I remember when I was growing up with bell-bottom jeans and mini-skirts. Many of the elders thought what we wore was scandalous and compared to my mother’s generation of bobby socks and ducktails it probably was.
Look at today’s youth and you will see an even greater lack of modesty.
It is this way today and it was this way in the days of Paul.
This is why he wrote 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 Tim. 2:9-10
I am not going to say that everything being worn today is wrong but let what you wear bear witness of godliness, with good works.
Is it edifying to God for a woman to get in front of the congregation and sing with a short dress or low cut neck?
It’s more likely the men would be thinking about her and not God.
As a pastor I remember having to approach a young lady of our church and tell her to not wear things that were so revealing. I did it in love and diplomacy and she accepted it and began dressing better.
Men are visual creatures when it comes to a sexual nature and her low-cut top could have been a great distraction and stumblingblock to them.
Now I do not want to place the blame exclusively on the ladies.
The previous verse said, let the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. 1 Tim. 2:8
If the men would be more filled with the Spirit then they would be lifting up their hands in praise and worship and not looking at the women.
It appears to me that men and women can help each other to turn the attention to Father and off each other.
Dress modestly and worship heartily!

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