It was a beautiful Sunday morning,
Attending Church had a special meaning during those years, it was entirely different from the times one may experience in the corporate worship services of today. Modesty and humility were the hallmark of Godly men and women at
There was a time when the only distractions in the church was a snore (indicating that someone fell asleep), the occasional popping of gum (inadvertently while someone was chewing fast) or children laughing, talking or even crying. Those days are yet with us along with some added distractions and church programs implemented, to help move things along on Sunday mornings.
If it bothers you, don’t look
Alas! We have a new distraction in the church, well it’s not really new, no one speaks out against it in fear of offending someone. Over the years it’s been excepted as the norm during worship services and its common practice in many churches, what is it? Cleavage, a tight Skirt, and High Heel shoes. Many Pastors won’t preach about it (…I wonder why). Many of the women whom wear this (sometimes inappropriate ) attire will reason, debate and explain it away all in the name of Christ and Christianity. “God blessed me with it” many will say, others might say “If it bothers you, don’t look” Ok, I will try not to see your cleavage!
Try street witnessing with cleavage, a tight skirt or jeans for that matter and the high heels. Most women realize and know that if they are going out to do ministry; witness to the poor, the broken-hearted and the homeless, they will dress modest and proper for the situation. Those having street or shelter ministries understand the importance of how you present yourself and being empathetic to those you minister to. Going to the homeless shelter in your expensive clothing, wearing your best perfume is simply gaudy.
Cleavage on Display…Pew # Three!
What happens when we come together in worship? Why do we present ourselves to the non-believer one way and come together to worship another? If one can have a sense of compassion and thoughtfulness when doing such ministry (service) as to not wear those things that will make, the one being witnesses to feel left out, feel lowly, poor, lacking and without.
The fact that God knows your heart and your intentions are true, how can we as believers be so dismissive about our true intentions in what we put on? When women and our young girls, attend worship services and stand before God (and the rest of the congregation) with much cleavage on display and dresses in tight skirts and high heel shoes; attention is drawn to self and your best assets (pun intended); the wearer know this.
Modesty seems to be old fashion and outdated. Men, women and churchgoers alike, are highly offended at the hint of anyone not approving of their seductive attire. Well, “God looks at my heart and not what I wear,” you say. This is only partly true (anything partly true is misleading and anything misleading is deceptive and anything deceptive is not the truth. How’s that for political correctness?
Slow Down Curve(s) ahead!
Think about this, if we are truthful with ourselves, as we dress in the morning and you take a look in the mirror being proud about how well you fill out your skirt. Your attention then being drawn to your cleavage, your purse your lips, turn around for a rear view and you are pleased with your curves.
Your fashionably late, you take your time walking down the center aisle, looking for a seat close to the front. You see how the other women look you from head to toe and you see
Lets teach them by example
Little is left to
When our young men in the church see and are attracted to the women in the church, in their sultry attire, our young girls are motivated and influenced by how they see the boys and men acting. We are teaching them by demonstrating an (intentional or not ) example.
I like what Paul states in Romain 14:13-21, especially verse 21: It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother to fall.
Many places of worship ( called church) is the place to go if you want to meet someone. Women will dress in far from modest attire seeking other women or perhaps a man. Men will go and check out the eye candy; both men and women that morning service has to offer.
When the church becomes such a place to attract a mate, men and women will lower their standards by their abandonment of modest apparel and they will hide behind their freedom in Christ Jesus to justify the cleavage, tight skirts and high heel shoes.
Going Against The Grain