Modesty And The 3-D's

This morning, the adult Bible class considered the definition of the word "modest" as used in 1 Timothy 2:9. This term comes from the transliterated word Kosmios (Strong's 2887), which is defined as "well arranged, seemly, modest." The New American Standard version translates this term as being "proper, respectable."

As the teacher of the adult Bible class, I explained that the term "modest" can be best illustrated in the use of the following three words, which I call the 3-D's:

1) Decorum (see article).

2) Decency (see article).

3) Dignity (see article).

Beloved, in considering the garments we cloth ourselves with, we need to consider the above 3-D's. Do our garments display a sense of decorum, decency and dignity? If not, we need to reconsider the garments we are clothing ourselves with. This consideration not only applies to women, but to men as well.

If we want to walk as Christ walked (1 John 2:6; cf. 1 Peter 2:18-22), we will want to consider clothing ourselves with clothing that does not produce undue attention or lustful thoughts in people with whom we interact daily (1 John 2:15-17).

In our daily Christian walk, let us seriously heed the apostle Paul's admonition in 1 Corinthians 6:15-20 and wear "modest" apparel.

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets

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