If you watch television or walk down the street, you will see people wearing all kinds of clothing. People choose their clothes for different reasons.
Some wear t-shirts with messages on them to tell people what kind of sports and teams they like. Some like to wear expensive clothes so other people will think that they have lots of money. Some people wear certain kinds of clothes to show they belong to a certain group of people at school. Most of us have probably known times when our parents bought us something we did not want to wear because we thought it would make us look silly.
Those who serve God must be careful about what they wear. Some clothes can make other people think bad thoughts. If we are not wearing enough clothes or our clothes are so tight that they let people see things they should not, we should refrain from those clothes. Music and movie stars will often wear clothes that reveal too much of their bodies. The Bible calls such clothing immodest. Immodest means not modest. To be modest is to be decent both in your clothes and the way you act. A person can be dressed in good clothes but act like a bad person. That person would still be immodest.
Our parents try to help us learn how to be modest. Maybe your friends are wearing a certain type of outfit and you want to wear it. Your parents object because it does not send the right message; it is immodest. Listen to your parents, I can almost guarantee that their parents had the same conversation with them when they were young people. They want to help you show others, by what you wear, that you live by God’s principles.
Sadly, some people cannot blush when they wear such little clothing out in public. When I lived in Florida, I was amazed at the people who would go to grocery stores in nothing but bathing suits. We must not let what others wear influence what we wear. Wear clothes that show the purity of your heart.
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