Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Questions We Should Ask Ouselves About Our Apparel (Nancy Leigh Demoss)

    • What statement do my clothes make about my heart?
    • In choosing what clothes to wear today, whose attention do I desire, and whose approval do I crave? Am I seeking to please God or impress others?
    • Is what I wear consistent with the biblical values of modesty, self-control, and respectable apparel, or does my dress reveal an inordinate identification and fascination with sinful cultural values?
    • Who am I trying to identify with through my dress? Is the Word of God my standard or is it the latest fashion? 
    • Have I asked other godly individuals to evaluate my wardrobe?
    • Does my clothing reveal an allegiance to the gospel, or is there any contradiction between my profession of faith and my practice of godliness?1
    • Ask a godly family member or a close friend to give you their honest opinion about your clothing choices. Ask yourself, “Why do I want to wear this particular outfit?” and “Do I truly believe God would be pleased with the way I look in this outfit?”
    • Is there writing (or pictures) on my clothing that emphasizes private parts of my body?
    • If someone were to look at me, where would their eyes naturally go—to my face, eyes, hips, thighs, breasts, etc.? Where do I want men looking when I come into view?
    • Is the fabric that I’m wearing too sheer? Could someone see through it to private parts of my body?
    • Am I wearing tight, form-fitting clothes? (A well-known designer once said, “Your clothing should be tight enough to show that you’re a woman, but loose enough to show that you’re a lady!"
    • Am I wearing anything provocative? (Today, underwear has become outerwear—often designed to be provocative. To expose undergarments is to tease men.) 

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