I’ve just recently become a born again Christian and I’m wondering about clothing. I know in the bible it mentions a few times clothing, but so many people have their different opinions on it still.
In my family, a family of Christians, the women wear skirts below the knee. In the bible it does mention this in 1 Timothy 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;.
I looked up “modern” in the english dictionary and there it defines it as;
3. (of a woman) dressing or behaving so as to avoid impropriety or indecency, esp. to avoid attracting sexual attention.
• (of clothing) not revealing or emphasizing the figure: modest dress means that hemlines must be below the knee.
Then I looked up “hemlines” and it says;
the level of the lower edge of a garment such as a skirt, dress, or coat: a long jacket with a lowered hemline at the back.
So this leads me to believe women should wear skirts and ones that are below the knee. At the same time, maybe so much thought shouldn’t be put into what we wear for it also says in the bible;
Matthew 6:25-34 – Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
So then why worry so much about changing my entire closet, won’t God accept me as long as I am faithful?
This is wear I’m torn. I’m so worried about changing my entire closet. I do know I need to throw out my revealing clothing, for it says in the Bible to not make men lust over my body. I understand that much, but do I need to throw out my jeans and sweat pants? Are those considered men’s clothing? It says in the Bible;
Deuteronomy 22:5 – The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so [are] abomination unto the LORD thy God.
But the jeans I wore weren’t made for men, nor were the sweat pants I liked to wear on my comfy days.
I really need help clearing this up. I don’t want to be trying to compromise myself with God’s law and what I feel like wearing. I want to do what God has asked of us. So I was hoping I could get some light shed upon my question as to what is appropriate and what isn’t.