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Chased or Chaste?
By Steve Higginbotham
April 23, 2005
Warmer months are quickly
approaching, and with the warm weather comes the challenge of
modesty. I'm not going to lecture or give you my "opinion." I
don't want to set your standards for you, and tell you what you
can and cannot wear. All I want to do is ask you to read God's
word and then answer a question.
First, God's word...
- Thou shalt not commit adultery
- Thou shalt not covet your
neighbor's wife (Exodus 20:17).
- Whoever looks at a woman to lust
for her has committed adultery in his heart (Matthew 5:28).
- Abstain from fleshly lusts that
war against the soul (1 Peter 2:11).
- Flee youthful lusts (2 Timothy
- Possess your vessel in
sanctification and honor, not in passionate lusts (1
- Woman should dress in modest
apparel; dress that professes one's godliness (1 Timothy
- Let us resolve not to put a
stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother's way (Romans
Now then, the question...
- Does the way you dress cause the
opposite sex to think you are "chaste," or does it cause them to
think you want to be "chased?"
Honest self-evaluation, virtue, and
an unrelenting desire to be pleasing to God is all that is
needed, and modesty will take care of itself.
Give it some thought.
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