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Peoplein general, it seems, are no longer concerned aboutmodestyin their manner of dressIndicationsare that there are people who believe there is nosuchthing asimmodestyChristiansare being tempted to give in to theworld's standardof morality and sacrifice truth and modestyManyhave yielded and immorality has crept into the churchWhatis said in 1Tim 2:9,10 primarily applies to women, butbyno means excludes men as will be shown in thelesson
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DEFINITIONOF RELATED TERMS FROM SCRIPTURE:NAKED: (1) Unclothed Mk 14:51,52; (2)Scantily clad or poorlyclad Matt 25:36,38,43,44; Acts 19:16 (torngarment) Jas 2:15;1Cor4:11; (3) Clad inundergarments Jhn21:7 (Vine's)APPAREL: A garment let down, dress, attire (Thayer'sGreekEnglish Lexicon)MODEST: Orderly, well arranged, decent; the wellorderingis not of dress and demeanor only but of theinnerlife, uttering indeed and expressing itself in theoutward conversation(Vine's Exp. Dict.)SHAMEFACEDNESS: A sense of shame, that modestywhichis rooted in the character - the opposite ofbrazenness; a shrinking from all that is indelicatecombinationof sources)
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DEFINITIONOF RELATED TERMS FROM SCRIPTURE:SOBRIETY: Reasonableness, rationality, goodjudgment, self government with its constant rein on allthepassions and desires which would hinder thetemptationsto these from arising (Vine's Exp. Dict.)FromRev 3:17,18 we learn nakedness is ashameInGen 3:7,21 "Aprons“ werenotsufficient
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THEEFFECT OF IMMODESTYEffecton thewoman 1Tim 2:9,10; Rom14:21; Lk 17:1,2Effecton theman Matt5:28; 1Pet2:11; 1Thess5:22Menand women are included in“lasciviousness”Gal5:19Whatabout families together?
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ALOOK AT MODERN DRESSConformityRom 12:1,2Ifyou are conforming to the styles, listen to what youareconforming to: The designer of themini-skirt said: "...Mini clothesaresymbolic of these girls who want to seduce a man.“Anytimeconformity overrules a precept of God, aChristiancannot conform Acts 5:29Swimsuits-- offer the excuse to expose more of thebodyin public with absolutely no shamewhatever Jas4:4;Tit2:14;1Pet 2:9Shortsor scanty clothes (low cut dresses or slit skirts)menwithout shirts, etc. etc.What about pants and pantsuits? Deut 22:5; Rom 15:4;1Cor 11:14,15; 1Tim 2:9,10
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ALOOK AT MODERN DRESSSomecriteria to judge by:WouldI be embarrassed if Jesus saw me wearingthisDoesmy husband (father) regard this as modest?Wouldsuch tend to be lascivious Gal 5:19Wouldsuch dress lead another to commit adultery intheirheartMatt5:28Doessuch dress befit a woman (man) professinggodliness1Tim2:9,10 (note verse 8 with verse 9)
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CLOTHINGIS SYMBOLIC OF CHARACTERCharacterof one wearing immodest apparel Prov 7:10-13Wilyof heart (subtle) v. 10Loud, stubborn, gadabout v. 11Aggressive, promiscuous v. 11Impudentface (unashamed - brazen) v 13Attireof a harlot v.10
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CLOTHINGIS SYMBOLIC OF CHARACTERCharacterof one wearing modest clothing 1Tim 2:9-15Shamefacedness(ability to blush - opposite ofbrazenness) v. 9Sobriety(sound judgment, self-government) v. 10Quietand submissive v. 11Motherhood- continue in faith, charity, holinesswith sobrietyv. 15(woman's role in life is motherhood)Rememberthe principles established from 2Sam 13:12,13Allgoverned by same standard - God'sEachconcerned about relation to othersEachone keep themselvespure
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Godfearing people cannot abandon the required virtues ofmodesty, sobriety and shamefacedness no matter what thecrowdor fashion suggestWhenparents fail to call a halt to themselves and theirchildrenregarding fashion, entertainment and society wherethesesins are involved, they bring upon themselves, theirchildrenand society swift destructionRememberProv 11:22 As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout,sois a fair woman without discretion. I believe the samewouldbe true of a man.
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