¨Clothe Yourself in Kindness.¨
As females, we are taught to ¨cover¨ our bodies. We are taught the dangers of:
– showing too much skin
– shaking our butts
– talking about sex
But, what they don’t teach us is that we are not sexual objects. Those who teach us, teach us that our bodies are meant for sex. Our bodies are a bag of chips to a person on a diet that, if not hidden properly, can tempt the wrong people.
If we shake our butts, we’re promoting sex. If our boobs show a little, weŕe promoting sex.
Apparently, we are, in fact, a bag of chips, promoting what are bodies are meant for- sex.
Well, can you stop looking at my body as a sexual object!?
First and foremost, there is a difference between modesty and sexism. It is one thing to teach girls that they (and all other Christians) represent God, and therefore, should dress modest. Just as God is pure and modest.
It is another thing to teach girls to be modest because their bodies are sexual distractions and temptations. They are not!
Matthew 5:28 ¨But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.¨
The root of all evil is the mind: sin does not sin, the sinner does.
We can say that girls who wear ¨provocative¨ clothes are the problem. But, whether they are wearing shorts or jeans, s/he who looks at another person with ¨lustful¨ eyes has already committed sin.
Would you say that a shooter was tempted by another for not wearing armour?
Again, a womanś body is not an object- it is a body. It is not meant for sex. It is meant for breathing, walking, talking. Existing. Just as a manś body is meant for breathing, walking, talking- existing.
The bible reminds women to adorn themselves with kindness. Not with external beauty, such as braids and gold. The bible reminds women that they should adorn themselves with what represents God, and braids and gold aren´t it. God is pure and modest. He does not represent sex. A woman represents God; therefore, she does not represent sex.
The bible also reminds us that we are all a part of Christ.
ESV 27 ¨Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.¨
Would you look at God Himself with those lustful eyes, also?
I believe in modesty. My body is a representation of my Heavenly Father. It drives me crazy when people try to convince me that if I wear ¨provocative¨ clothes, I am tempting my brothers into sin. I didn’t ask to be seen as something sexual they can please themselves with. I didn’t ask to be looked at with ¨lustful¨ eyes. I am a Christian because I want to represent the Holy Spirit.
And, I won’t allow my body to be subjected to sex, as I am not a representation of it!
Lesson to be learned:
If a cow delivers a calf, it will suck on itś mother´s breast for nutritious milk. Letś stop right there. If a cow is pregnant with a calf, she will carry her child in her uterus as a safe haven for the baby to form and develop. When the calf is born, it will suck on itś mothers´ breasts for nutritious milk. If the cow want to walk, she will stand on her legs and walk.
If the woman wants to eat, she will use her mouth to chew and swallow her meal. If she must sit, she will use her butt, or glutes, to sit. Her body allows her to do such things that, without them, she will not be able to do. With her body she will also be able to run. But, her body isn’t meant for running. Her body will allow her to play sports; such as basketball. But, that does not mean her body is meant for basketball. With bodies, a women are able to do pleasurable things, such as run, play basketball, and have sex; however, she does not represent any of those things! She is not built for any of those things. Those are things she is able to do, if she choses to do so, because her body allows her to.