Outward adorning



2. Brother, why, according to your judgment, should I not wear miniskirts, slit skirts, and sumptuous and tight dresses? Is it not written that God looks at the heart?




Sister in the Lord, the reason why you must not wear miniskirts, slit skirts, and sumptuous and tight dresses is that all these dresses are neither modest nor decent. In other words, because these dresses are not suitable for women professing godliness. Listen to what Paul wrote to Timothy concerning the kind of dresses you women in Christ must wear: “I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God” (1 Timothy 2:9-10 – NIV).

How can the miniskirt, which shows off your legs and thighs, be considered a decent dress? How can a slit skirt, that shows off your legs while you are walking, be considered a decent dress? How can a tight dress, which shows off your figure, be considered a decent dress? And how can an expensive dress be considered modest and humble?

Concerning the fact that God looks at the heart, you are right in saying that God looks at the heart; however you need to know that when God spoke those words to the prophet Samuel, He did not mean that He does not care about the way a woman, who fears His name, is dressed; otherwise He would not have prompted Paul through the Holy Spirit to write the above mentioned words. Those words God spoke to Samuel mean that when God chooses someone He does not look at his stature, nor at his outward beauty, nor at his strength, nor at his learning, nor at his social status or at other things which men look at when they have to choose someone to entrust him with a particular task (especially the task of commanding other people) but He looks at his heart, that is, He sees if his heart is honest, good, sincere and ready to do His will. Furthermore, keep in mind that God said to Samuel the following words also: “Man looks at the outward appearance” (1 Samuel 16:7 - NKJV), which means that he sees how you are dressed, how you move and so on. So if your dresses are provocative, you will draw his attention and you will induce him to sin, because usually when a man looks at a woman who is dressed in a seductive and provocative way, he thinks evil thoughts, and sometimes he tries to rape her. Therefore, sister, examine carefully the dresses you wear.