A Godly woman is modest and humble

Modesty is a popular topic when discussing the characteristics of a godly woman. But let’s look at it from a different perspective.

Dressing modestly is definitely a must for the woman of God, but we should also possess a spirit of modesty. “Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised” – Proverbs 31:30.

Possessing a spirit of modesty means fearing the Lord. This spirit values the commands of God and the needs of others. In day-to-day life, it means choosing clothing that keeps you covered – but it goes even deeper than this.

Care for others with a humble attitude motivates our clothing choices and all our other decisions.

This means dressing, speaking, and acting in ways that will benefit those around us. This includes the ability to see and admit wrong and ask forgiveness when needed. It means doing jobs that need doing because you are able, not because it will bring you praise.

Since we are accountable to other Christians, we treat them as we want to be treated. This goes along with having a humble spirit and also a love that moves us to help keep one another faithful 

Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. (Matthew 18:15;)

 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: (Hebrews 10:24

And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. (Luke 6:31)

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. (Colossians 3:12-17).

This is further emphasized in 1 Timothy 2:9-10, “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; 10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.

Author: Godfrey Gregg

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