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Traver Brothers Pt2 - His Perspective No. 2

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).

 

WHY IS MODESTY IMPORTANT?

MT: Modesty is important because we are called to glorify God in our bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says, “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, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” We were bought with a price. What does that mean? That means we are much more valuable than we think. God sent His Only Son to die for us- that’s what God thinks of us. Why? Not because of anything we’ve done; brokenness and sin marked our lives before Jesus came. No, God values us in this way because God IS love. 1 John 4:8-9 says, “Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.” So why is modesty important? Because you belong to The Lord; you’re a Daughter of God. God loves you and values you more than your mind can understand, and He’s called you to follow Him, to trust Him, to glorify Him, and to delight in Him. So, if anything, dress modestly because God calls you to value things beyond physical beauty. Let His great love and grace move you toward obedience. Daughter of God, hold close to your Heavenly Father and walk in His ways!

ST: While modesty is priceless, it is not incalculable. It can be measured. No, I'm not implying you are only worth a limited amount. I'm suggesting quite the opposite actually. If you wonder what you're tangibly worth, I'll direct you to the only tool we can calculate our worth from: the cross of Christ. When everyone else saw the worst in you, the Son of God saw the best in you. Sin placed an enslaving price on you, and Jesus paid it in full. Sure, it'd be nice if girls wore longer skirts or less revealing shirts, but that won't excuse man's lustful desires. God isn't having it with our blame game against his creation because he sent his Son to die for each of us. So, we focus on what can be tangibly measured: the arms of our Savior extended, nailed to a tree, where the blood of Christ shed for you and me. If you think the act of flaunting body parts for the purpose of sexual desire or attention is new to God, you're wrong. God isn't questioning his creation. He understands how ugly and pervasive sin and evil are. In fact, he saw it in us. And yet, Jesus knew you were worth dying for. If not for your brothers and sisters in Christ, modesty should be honored and revered simply because Jesus died to grant you the freedom to live modestly. I try and echo the words of the apostle Paul when he reminded the Corinthians of where their value remains, "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, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body" (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Lastly, modesty is meant for the glory of God. He differentiated modesty from immodesty for a distinct, divine purpose. Choose modesty for his glory.

Written By Spencer & Mitchell Traver

Written By Spencer & Mitchell Traver

We hope our perspectives on modesty partnered with Biblical truths helps shed light for some of the young ladies and young men out there. Our prayer is that we would join together, men and women, to live and lead lives which pursue purity and delight in the perfect design of God.

-TRAVER BROTHERS- www.traverbrothers.com

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