Guest Blog written by: Molly Watkins
“And I want women to be modest in their appearance. They should wear decent and appropriate clothing and not draw attention to themselves by the way they fix their hair or by wearing gold or pearls or expensive clothes. For women who claim to be devoted to God should make themselves attractive by the good things they do.” 1 Timothy 2:9-10 NLT
Something that is very prevalent in our society today is the issue of modesty… especially among high school girls. Many girls speak out saying that dress codes are “body-shaming” and is disrespectful. They want certain articles of clothing to be allowed, like shorter shorts, because it’s hot outside and they don’t want to have to wear jeans in hot weather. As a high school girl, I can attest to that. But, according to this verse, our dress shouldn’t even matter. We shouldn’t want to wear the shorter shorts or the expensive jewelry. Our main concern as Christian girls should be proclaiming Jesus Christ through every aspect of our lives. That means the way we act, what we say, and the way we dress.
Saying all this, I don’t care if I can or can’t wear a certain pair of shorts to school. I don’t care if I have the most expensive piece of whatever in my wardrobe. I want to live my life everyday proclaiming Christ and I want people to see that through every aspect of who I am. Your testimony means so much more to who you are than what outfit you’re wearing today. God wants you to live your life proclaiming Him and worshiping and loving him alone.