Good, Used for Not So Good
Every time I write a blog post on modesty, they often get more hits in one day, than what any others posts do in a week. Modesty posts, at least the few I have written, are not meant to condemn, nor are they intended to judge others. My reason for writing posts on modesty is the heart. One could not ask for a more open door to discussing the heart behind what we do. quite like modesty can. Modesty can often be a great illustration of how internal motivation, can be seen via physical manifestation. The point is the heart people, not to judge others by what they wear, not to lay down the law for telling others how to dress, and MOST CERTAINLY NOT for us to force our own conviction upon others regarding their apparel, but to ask questions of the heart and whether or not what we do in ourselves lines up with who we are in Christ. I cannot think of a more relevant issue for this than modesty. These posts are not about modesty, they are about the heart. Anything I have said in these blog posts, is just applicable for men as what it is women.
SO, if you read my blog posts on modesty, to point fingers and judge those who dress, or who you think dress immodestly, you can point your fingers right back at yourself, because I am certain there is something in your life where your own heart is not right either. I know I have several areas in which this is the case for me. The issue of modesty is one symptom out of many, that can be indicative of where our hearts are, and while you may not struggle with modesty personally, I am sure somewhere there is a heart issue you struggle with all the same. Whenever you read a post on modesty, especially those that I write, take them as questions being asked and an idea being discussed, not a standard being set. We are all in this thing together, some of us our heart comes out in how we dress, others in how we act, and for everybody in how we think, so let our standard be Christ, building our heart and convictions off of Him, not by human law made by ourselves or other people.