Romans 12:1-2(NLT) 1And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. 2Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
1 Timothy 2:8-10(TLB) 8So I want men everywhere to pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from sin and anger and resentment. 9-10And the women should be the same way, quiet and sensible in manner and clothing. Christian women should be noticed for being kind and good, not for the way they fix their hair or because of their jewels or fancy clothes.
1 Peter 3:3-4(NLT) 3Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. 4You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.
Matthew 6:1(NASB) 1“Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.
Here are Three Questions to Help us with Regards to Adornment:
1. Is it Moderate or Modest?
a. Is it enough in terms of covering? Cultural immodesty has clearly contributed to the increase of sexual immorality.
b. Is it too much in terms of drawing attention?
2. Is it Appropriate?
a. Some things may be lawful but improper because of where you are and what you are doing.
1 Corinthians 10:23-24(NLT) 23You say, “I am allowed to do anything”£—but not everything is good for you. You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is beneficial. 24Don’t be concerned for your own good but for the good of others.
3. Does it Have Evil Associations?
1 Thessalonians 5:22(KJV) 22Abstain from all appearance of evil.
Hebrews 12:14(NIV) 14Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
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