As Christian women, what we wear must flow from an understanding that we are creatures who bear the image of our Creator who created beauty; that we are redeemed sinners living in a fallen world; and that we are servants who need to be ready to do the good works that God has prepared in advance for us to do. Modesty is an attitude of the heart that seeks to give glory to God, serve others, and put self to death. Its most visible expression is what we wear.
To wear inadequate clothing is to deny that you are a sinner and that you need a Saviour. Immodesty is actually a denial of the gospel, and it has no place in the life of a believer. Wearing inadequate clothing says that you don’t need God’s covering, that you don’t think you’re sinful, or that you are content in your sin. Calvin said that immodesty was an expression of despising the Master, “who intended clothing to be a sign of shame.”
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