The Art of Modesty

Hey girls!

The weather is getting warmer, and with it, the winter-time layering has vanished for the next few months. So, it seemed a natural time to once again broach the subject of modesty. I’m not going to give any rules or checklist, but I hope this post will provide a sort of precedent within our minds from now on.

Note: Kathleen has touched on the Heart of Modesty in a post here and I would highly encourage you to read it first, if you haven’t already. 🙂

In this post, I am mainly going to address the art of modesty. I think it is completely possible to be both modest and attractive. In fact, I think that knowing how to dress and act in a pleasing, modest way is a skill that we should all strive to master. As daughters of the King, we are to be reflecting the beauty, dignity, and glory of Christ. Our body is His temple (1 Cor. 6:19) and as such, it should reflect the nature of God.

Psalms 144:12 states what our role as daughters should be:

“Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace.” – Psalms 144:12

Now, a pillar was a big deal. In 1 Kings 7:15-22 we read about two pillars designed for God’s temple. They were beautifully and intricately carved. When finished, they were a work of studied art. However, they weren’t there just to look amazing. Pillars were responsible for the overall health and soundness of the structure they supported. Their inward strength and reliability were honoured by their outward beauty, and vice versa.

So, what do you think, how are you doing being that pillar? I know I have a lot of work to do! Just as carving out a pillar would take work and labour, so will carving out bad habits, bad posture, sloppy language, and poor management. However, born out of this purification, is a beautiful pillar of strength and dependability.

So, I think we should all be willing to study out how this will apply to ourselves. How can we cultivate that kind of modesty? In another post, we will be looking at some key practicals in choosing clothing that bests suits you. Please feel free to let us know your thoughts and ideas on this point. We won’t all see eye to eye, but we can all use encouragement and creative tips as we travel down this road together! 🙂

“She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.” – Proverbs 31:22

Till next time,

Jen

8 thoughts on “The Art of Modesty

  1. whatdinnywore says:

    I love your vision of how we should reflect God’s beauty in our fashion choices. I love the quote, “My clothes are tight enough to show I’m a woman, but loose enough to show I’m a lady.” I’m excited to read your next post!
    God bless,
    Claudine
    https://whatdinnywore.com

  2. Kiara says:

    Lovely post . I love reading on modesty! Thanks Jenny! Keep up the good work.😊

  3. Kiara says:

    Thanks for sharing this post! I love reading about modesty! Keep up the good work! Thanks Jenny!😊

  4. Leona says:

    Choosing clothing that bests suits you… hmm, I guess I haven’t thought of that really; most of the time when thinking about clothes I think about modesty first of all, and then if I like it. I’m interested to see what you say on this topic and am looking forward to the rest of this series!

    • Jenny Rast says:

      Hi Leona, that is an excellent point – thank you for bringing it up! Modesty should absolutely come before personal preference, however, I think wearing clothes that best suit (aka style, identity, job etc.) play a role that we can’t ignore. Kate will address this in the upcoming post. Let us know if there are specifics you want to talk about! 😀

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