WHAT DOES MODESTY REFLECT?
MT: Godliness. Modesty reflects the heart of a Godly woman. 1 Timothy 2:9-10 says, “likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.” Modesty is the reflection of a Godly woman- a good work that puts her love for The Lord on display. Whether you’re Miss America, or Sally Smith from down the street, physical beauty will never take precedence over Godliness. Proverbs 31:28-31 says, “Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.” Modesty reflects Godliness, and a woman who fears The Lord is to be praised. The Spirit is in her, and I’m telling you, there’s no light like the light of the Holy Spirit in the eyes and in the heart of a human. It’s beyond beautiful because it’s from The Lord. Reflect that light. Let Him shine through you.
ST: A modest woman displays confidence in the design of God and the finished work of Christ. In other words, modesty reflects godliness, just like Mitchell said. Check out what the apostle Paul (man, I love his writings) wrote in his first letter to his disciple Timothy, "I desire...that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works" (1 Timothy 2:8-10). From a guy's perspective, Paul essentially says that godliness is more attractive than anything a woman can do physically. This is because godliness exudes more confidence than any dress, attire, or feature a woman can rock. If you choose modesty, you are deciding more than to protect yourself physically. You are actively buying into the Gospel, which says you were bought back with a price and are not your own, but belong to God. You believe outer beauty will fade, but the light of Christ in you shines forever. A woman rooted in this sort of theology remains unshakeable, as her identity remains fixed in Christ. As it says in the Old Testament, "Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised" (Proverbs 31:30).