by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife – The Harm in Worldly Finery
Editor’s note: While Lori isn’t speaking about the sin of yoga pants this seems very hypocritical from the few photos she has of herself posted online. While not arrayed in a ton of gold, pearls or designer goods she looks very well dressed. According to this below you should take care to look plain, making it sound like if you do not adorn yourself in cast offs too humble even for Goodwill then you are sinning. Oh the slippery slope of judging the modest of others merely opens it up for others to judge you. Best to wear what’s suitable that you like and not worry about the modest of others for them.
God makes it very clear to us throughout His Word what He values and what He hates. We know He hates pride and now we know that He hates worldly finery. There are many verses in the Word about the love of money and how we are not to serve money but God alone. “And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth” (Luke 12:15).
Part of pride and loving money is using it to draw others’ attention towards ourselves. He commands that women be shamefaced (“In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array” – 1 Timothy 2:9) which means “having or showing a moderate or humble estimate of one’s merits, importance, etc.; free from vanity, egotism, boastfulness, or great pretensions.” This not only speaks about our clothing but everything else in our lives and is the complete opposite of the daughters of Zion. Strive to be modest in all areas!
Besides being modest in how we clothe ourselves; modesty means being modest in how much money we spend on ourselves. We don’t need the latest and greatest fashions since this world isn’t our home.
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