The Need for Modesty

6:45 AM

The issue of modesty isn't just about how much clothes we wear, but why we should wear clothes at all! (This is quite shocking, isn't it? I believe in getting to the heart of the matter). So we're gonna start this series at the beginning... of time, of people and of the Bible.
To bring you up to speed, I'll tell the story quickly. God created man and woman. They were sinless. They lived in paradise. There was no modesty, because there were no clothes.

"And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed."
Genesis 2:25

I can hear the liberals screaming now. "See!!! Nudity was God's idea!!" Hold on a minute. Let's look at the rest of the story: Sin happened.

"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 loin coverings."
Genesis 3:7

The first impulse of sinful man was to cover himself. To put on some clothes!! Because without sin, there is no lust. Without lust, there is no shame in nakedness. But now that sin has entered the world, covering one's body is instinct.

Modesty is necessary because of man's sin nature.

Side note: Sometimes girls like to put off their responsibility to dress modestly by saying, "Well, it's not my problem if the guys can't keep their mind outta the gutter!" May I suggest that according to these Scriptures, it is your problem! It is the sin nature of all mankind that made modesty necessary. Take some responsibility, ladies, and cover yourselves!!

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