Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Devotional on 1 Timothy 2:9-10 part 4

In like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel with propriety and moderation; not in braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing,but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.

~1 Timothy 2:9-10(NKJV)

Through this devotional study, we've discovered that Christian women are to be adorned with modest apparel. But verse 10 teaches that Christian ladies are also to be adorned with good works and are to be clothed in righteousness.

Proverbs 31:30, " Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised." A Christian lady's true beauty does not come from braided hair, fine and expensive clothing, or pearls and gold(which will all pass away). Her true beauty comes from within-when her inner chastity, discreetness, virtue and fear of the Lord shine through, it is then that she is truly beautiful.

A Christian lady is not beautiful in God's eyes because she has perfect clothes or a perfect hairdo. Rather, her beauty that the Lord is enthralled with comes from her heart that has been purified, sanctified, refined by fire, and cleansed by His work in her life. 1 Peter 3:3 says, "Do not let your adornment be merely outward-arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel-rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God."

If you want to be truly beautiful, then clothe yourself with righteousness, a meek and quiet spirit, and good works. It is only when you've acquired these characteristics that your're truly beautiful. No apparel, hairdo, makeup, or jewelry can make you attractive if you aren't filled with godliness and purity. A Christian lady is only beautiful when she's adorned in modest apparel, righteousness, and good works.

Ladies, begin cultivating in yourself the characteristics that will make you a truly beautiful lady!

I hope this devotional series has been a blessing to you! Now, it's up to you to share what you've learned in this series with those around you! Be a beautiful, salty shining light for your Lord!


  1. Rebekah, dear, that is SUCH an encouraging post and so well articulated! Thank you for your devotions! You truly are a light in a dark pop culture! Blessings!

  2. Hi Rebekah,

    I came to visit your blog like you told me to! ; ) I plan to try you bread recipe.

    In regards to your comment about my comment on Anna's blog, you seem to be very wise for your young age. A lot of people pressured me to go to college, plus I thought it was the "right" thing to do at the time. I wish more people were outspoken about the trap of college and the debt that most people end up with because of it. It seems like your parents are doing a good job with you! I grew up in a very abusive home where I didn't learn what God wants from women.

    I know the Lord can turn lemons into lemonade though. I hope to learn more and more about how to be a keeper at home from now on.

    I was going to email you but I couldn't find your email. Anyway, take care and thanks for your words. : )

  3. A dearth of Internet connectivity means that I am still backtracking over the past couple weeks' entries; this devotional series was interesting, and I have to say that I find this, your concluding section, the most comprehensive summation of Biblical modesty out of the three, since an examination of the actual word in its context reveals it has little to say about clothing, but a great deal to say concerning attitude and our heart's focus.

    If you are interested in further reading on the topic, I might suggest Mr Rich Gelina's recent post on the subject. He was in fact prompted to make it by the disturbing discovery of certain ministries that seem to devote an excessive amount of time to telling young women what not to wear, rather than being primarily concerned with personal devotion to God and all that will follow as a result of it.

    You can find this topic at his blog by following this link:


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