Modesty is a complex issue, especially when we fail to understand all the pieces of the puzzle.
Paul mentions modesty in the context of women who dress to provoke envy and desire (1 Timothy 2:9). However, Christians must display pure lives and flee fornication and lust, which begins in the heart (Matthew 5:27-28; Hebrews 13:4; Matthew 15:19; James 1:14-15).
David was drawn into sin by a nude woman (2 Samuel 11) and God condemns women who flaunt themselves sexually (Proverbs 5).
If we take this subject apart, we can become more knowledgeable and prepared. Continue reading “The complexities of modesty”