Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Edifier du Jour-1 Timothy 2:8-10
8 Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension. 9 Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, 10 but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness.
I remember a car ad a few years back that had the theme "Love at first sight is by sight; you don't say 'Wow, look at the morals on that guy!.'" That's the message the world wants to send, that character is invisible to the naked eye. Car ads notwithstanding, you can see character in a woman's bearing. It may take a five-second observation rather than a passing glance, but for the godly guy, modest character is more attractive than immodest beauty. The hussy with the bling-bling might reach some baser desires, but the guy a woman of God will want showing interest will be more attracted by her heart rather than her jewlery or cleavage. That's not to say that a godly guy doesn't care about looks (he's human and visually-oreineted) but you can make yourself attractive without being decedent. What a person (man or woman) should strive for is to develop their faith and character. That will be seen in how you deal with people, and those who share that desire for godliness will seek you out, even if your dress or slacks are a bit plain.

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