Wednesday, May 12, 2010

are you willing?

1Ti 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;
1Ti 2:10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.

how do we get around this scripture? is it not plain enough?

1Pe 3:3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
1Pe 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

adorn (definition) - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc

let me first say that adorning is not the 'showering' of - its the putting on of even ONE ornament to make yourself more attractive. ONE. 1 Timothy says NOT with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array.. so in essence not even one. Let your adornment be that of modesty. MODESTY.

modesty (definition) - freedom from vanity or conceit, designed to prevent inadvertent exposure of part of the body, simplicity; moderation

Adorn yourself with shamefacedness

shamefacedness (definition) - Extremely modest or shy; bashful.

Adorn yourself with sobriety

sobriety (definition) - seriousness, gravity, or solemnity
sobriety (thesaurus) - abstaining, abstemiousness, continence, moderation, refraining, self-restraint, soberness, teetotalism, temperance

i guess my question is, do u love the Lord enough to give up ALL your outward adornment, and put on the inward adornment of Christ? now, we say we are Christians - but are we really willing to be dedicated and consecrated to Christ in all areas? i do encourage you -

Mat 19:29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

the prize of Christ, makes it worth it all!

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