2MODEST MODEST APPAREL APPAREL APPAREL - “costume” – (Strongs) i.e. clothing!MODEST - orderly, i.e. decorous: (proper)--of good behavior, - (Strongs)What defines MODESTY? Does our CULTURE define the modesty that you and I should have?
3Do You Have Difficulty Answering Do You Have Difficulty Answering These Questions:These Questions:How tight is too tight?How short is too short?How low cut is too low cut?How high should the slit go?How sheer is too sheer?Is it okay to be seen wearing short shorts or a bathing suit?Is it okay for a man to be seen in short shorts or without a shirt?
4God Cares How WeGod Cares How WeDRESSDRESSAs Christians, our answers to these questions should be based upon what the Bible says!In our lesson, Let us consider what the Bible says because God Does Care About How We Dress…
51- Can Be Seen In The Garden of Eden “Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.” Genesis 3:7.10. So he said, "I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself." 11. And He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?” Genesis 3:10-11.“Also for Adam and his wife the LORD God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.” Genesis 3:21.
6Hebrew: KUTTONET – “a tunic, an inner garment next to the skin (Lev Hebrew: KUTTONET – “a tunic, an inner garment next to the skin (Lev. 16:4); also worn by women (II Sam. 13:18); generally with sleeves, coming down to the knees, rarely to the ankles” Gesenius, p. 420.TunicTunic“From an unused root meaning to cover ... 1) tunic, under-garment; 1a) a long shirt-like garment usually of linen.” – Strongs“A tunic, worn next the skin ... generally with sleeves, to the knees, but seldom to the ankles, Gen. 3:21.” – Wilson’s O.T. Word Studies
7“Tunic (inappropriately translated ‘coat’) was a shirt which was worn next to the skin. It was made of leather, hair-cloth, wool, linen, or in modern times, usually of cotton. The simplest form of it was without sleeves and reached to the knees or sometimes to the ankles. The well-to-do wore it with sleeves and extending to the ankles. Women as well as men wore it. Although there was no doubt a difference in style and pattern in what was worn by the two.” - F H Wright - Manners & Customs of Bible Lands, p. 91TunicTunic
9Childbearing mentioned V:15 Pray to live (work) in peace V:1-4 Genesis 3: I Timothy 2:1-15Child Birth V:16Childbearing mentioned V:15Woman SubmitV:16Woman submit V:11-14Man workV:17-19Pray to live (work) in peace V:1-4Proper clothingV:21Proper clothingV:9-10
102- Can Be Seen In I Timothy 2:9-10 9 in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing,10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.”- I Timothy 2:9-10.
11Modest: “orderly, well-arranged, decent, Modest: “orderly, well-arranged, decent, ... The well-ordering is not of dress and demeanor only, but of the inner life, uttering indeed and expressing itself in the outward conversation.”- W.E. VinePropriety (shamefacedness KJV): “reverence ... (through the idea of downcast eyes); bashfulness, i.e. (towards men), modesty or (towards God) awe.” - Strong'sModeration (sobriety KJV): “soundness of mind, i.e. (literally) sanity or (figuratively) self-control:Soberness.” - Strong's
123- Can Be Seen In I Peter 3:1-4 1. Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives,2. when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear.3. Do not let your adornment be merely outward--arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel--4. rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.” I Peter 3:1-4.
13Chaste: “properly, clean, i. e Chaste: “properly, clean, i.e. (figuratively) innocent, modest, perfect: pure.” - Strong’sGentle (meek KJV): “It is that temper of spirit in which we accept His dealings with us as good, and therefore without disputing or resisting.” - W.E. VineQuiet Spirit: “Indicates tranquility arising from within, causing no disturbance to others.” - Strong’s
144- Can Be Seen In Galatians 5:19-21 19. Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,20. idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,21. envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”- Galatians 5:19-21.
15Lewdness (Lasciviousness KJV): “Wanton (acts or) manners as filthy words, indecent bodily movements, unchaste handling of males and females.” - Thayer’sLewdness: “Denotes excess, absence of restraint, indecency, wantonness.” - W.E. VineLewdness: “lasciviousness,” “licentiousness,” “wantonness,” “unbridled lust,” “shamelessness,” “outrageousness.” - ISBELewdness: “Lustful, obscene; indecent.” - American Heritage
17Do You Have Difficulty Answering Do You Have Difficulty Answering These Questions:These Questions:How tight is too tight?How short is too short?How low cut is too low cut?How high should the slit go?How sheer is too sheer?Is it okay to be seen wearing short shorts or a bathing suit?Is it okay for a man to be seen in short shorts or without a shirt?
18Question To Ask Yourself? Question To Ask Yourself? If the wearing of► mini skirts► short shorts► low cut, the middle cut out► bathing suits► bikinis► no shirt at allIs modest before God…??What IsWhat IsImmodestImmodest
19God Cares How WeGod Cares How WeDRESSDRESS??Do We CareDo We Care