KEY SCRIPTURE: 1 Timothy 2:9 “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;”
2nd Peter 1:10 is an advice we have to heed to, if we anticipates being received into our heavenly home. He said “wherefore rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure… “. We must be very diligent about our lives as Christians so that our calling and election would be sure: We have been called, yet we have to make it sure. Think about it.
We follow up with our discussion on our dressing as Christians. In 1st Timothy 2:9 the scripture added “….with shamefacedness and sobriety, not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls or costly array:
This verse should not be taken out of context. The focus is an exultation of godliness that is showing forth Christlikeness in all we do.
Now let’s look at some of the words the apostle used, ‘shamefacedness’. This word means having a sense of shame, honour, regard for others or respect. The spirit is telling us once again to be mindful about the picture or image we project with the decoration of ourselves. Romans 14:7 reminds us that “for none of us liveth to himself”. Dear fellow Christians let us not make our holy gatherings look like disco or night club centres.
The church has been called out of the world, and must keep the world outside.
I was alarmed to see a lady supposed to be ministering in church in ‘hot pair of shorts’ with various sensitive parts been exposed. She looks like a disco dancer at a glance. No matter what some may want to describe it, this is not modest, it does not respect the sanctity of the house of God. This should be condemned in any serious Christian gathering.
In these last days one of the weapons Satan is using to draw Christians back or weaken our witness is copying the world
Dearly beloved sisters and brothers the Lord is coming back for a church that is not in bed with the world.
Let us keep worldliness far from the church, if we really want to draw them from Satan’s grip unto our master Jesus.
I am in the world, but l am not of the world. I would not give room to worldliness to saturate my heart in anyway. My goal is heaven, my path is holiness and my focus is Jesus.
Jude 1:23 “And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh”.
1 John 2:15 “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him”.