1 Corinthians 6:19 has to be another of my favorite verses. "Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own," A lot of girls tend to think "It's my body, I can do whatever I want with it, and dress however I want." But that is not the case. This verse is very clear in stating "You are not your own". And if you are not your own, then it is not your body, and you can't do anything you want with it. If your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, then you should treat it with respect. Like yesterday, I said that about 1 Timothy 2:19, "Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control,..." This is telling us how we should treat the temple. I think that it's very important. Another thing girls tend to think is, "Dressing modestly is for little girls. And only the mature dress immodestly." Is not following God all that mature? I like how it says in 1 Timothy 2:9, "Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control,..." Not, "Likewise also, I want little girls to adorn themselves in respectable apparel,..." But women. Now, little girls should dress modestly too, I'm not saying that they shouldn't, I'm just saying that it's not immature to dress immodestly. So next time you think that it's more mature to dress immodestly, think again, because it's not.
Another thing about this verse is that, it says that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Shouldn't we show the world Who we represent? Matthew 5:16, "In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." How can we let our light shine, if we don't even dress modestly? If we can't follow the rules we're teaching, how are we going to get people to listen to us? Matthew 28:19, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit." We have to follow the instructions before we give them. Matthew 7:3, "Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye?" This isn't saying that we have to be perfect to teach, I mean, no one is perfect If we were, then Jesus wouldn't have died for us. But at least make sure you're doing the best you can. Please keep this in mind next time you get dressed. :)
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