6.23.2008

I Was Glad...

...when they said unto me, let us go unto the house of the Lord...

Today was a wonderful day in the church house. David preached both sermons today, which makes me a little nervous; but he did a great job. He ventured out into a "dangerous" topic tonight -- apparel & modesty. David did something that very few preachers seem to do (though Bro James does the same): He didn't preach his opinion, he went through what the Bible has to say about modesty.

The five principles that David has found in the Bible and that the Brown family goes by are the following:
  1. Cover your nakedness (Gen. 3:6-7,21)
  2. Dress modestly (I Timothy 2:9,10)
  3. Uphold the distinction between male and female (Gen 1:26-27, Mark 10:6, Deut. 22:5)
  4. Be separate from the world (2 Cor 6:14-18, I Peter 1:13-16)
  5. Remember you represent Jesus Christ (2 Cor 5:20)
It is sad what so-called Christians wear today. Even if there are those who dress modestly at church, they seem to feel like God's standard varies from place to place. Unfortunately for them, God's word doesn't change when you're at the beach or the pool. Biblical principles must be followed. Obviously, the materials might be different, but the distinction still must remain. Just because everyone else is wearing less doesn't mean you're modest.

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

Great post! I wish I could have heard the sermon because I'm sure he did a great job. If you don't mind I am going to link to your web site on my blog. I like the scripture referances you and he used.

Anne said...

That is such a good post and a message that needs to be heard today. I'm surprised at what girls wear to church and am sometimes embarassed for the guys who have to avert their eyes to avoid temptation.

Arlene said...

I agree; great post! I wish we could have heard his sermon, as well; not many preachers say much on this subject these days... it's usually just a word or two in passing, it seems.

Kept4Him said...

What a wonderful message! I have purposed to dress in such a way to glorify God the best I can, and also, to never, EVER be a stumbling block to any guy anywhere in any way. I want to be someone they are safe around. :)

nmetzler said...

I love the 5 Biblical points. What an excellent tool for training young women! I will probably use it many times in the future, so, thank you!

~~Deby said...

Rarely hear these kinds of sermons anymore....
I really don't think most women KNOW what true modesty is...
First timer at your blog and enjoying it very much
Deby
Washington State