Modesty in our behavior plays a key role in our walk with Christ. We're to be humble just as He is. As a newborn baby He laid in an animals' trough, later in life He washed the filthy feet of His disciples, and then He died to save wicked mankind - the very ones who beat Him and nailed Him to the cross. Jesus is the perfect example of humility. "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart" (Matthew 11:29). We shouldn't try to bring any glory to ourselves but give it all to Him. "But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world" (Galatians 6:14). Modesty is about not bringing unnecessary attention to ourselves. I believe that when we're out in public or with other people we shouldn't be obnoxious and constantly try to get people's attention. For example, we should refrain from exaggerating our laughs, clicking our heels as we walk, and flailing our arms around unnecessarily as we talk. Let's direct all attention and glory to the Lord - He's worthy of it all, we're not worthy of any of it.
Modesty is also very important in appearance. This is probably the most common thing to think of when it comes to modesty. 1 Timothy 2:9 tells us to adorn ourselves "in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety." We shouldn't let our adorning just be the "outward adorning of plaiting of hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight if God of great price" (1 Peter 3:3-4). Notice that this verse doesn't say to not plait your hair, wear gold, or put on clothes. We definitely should wear clothes, we just shouldn't get expensive clothes or jewelry and get caught up in the latest fashion trends or anything. We should adorn ourselves with kindness and meekness. We should focus on being godly people, not good-looking people. We need to remember to not put too much focus on our outward appearance because man looks on outward appearance but God looks within (1 Samuel 16:7). What God thinks of us is what really matters. According to 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, as Christians, our body is the temple of the living God and we're to glorify Him in our body. This is one of the reasons that we should dress modestly..both men and women. We shouldn't go around with our cleavage, bellies, thighs, or any other body parts showing that should be covered. We could be completely covered from head to toe and still be immodest. We shouldn't wear clothing that clings to our body or shows a definite outline. We should also stay away from flashy and over elaborate clothing. The Bible doesn't list specific guidelines but we should follow the Holy Spirit's conviction. Even if our clothing adequately covers our body, our motives behind it could be immodest. If we're trying to get everyone to compliment us or pay attention to us then we don't have the right mindset. We can dress nice without trying to impress everyone. We don't have to be frumpy to be modest but we can be beautifully modest. Our clothing shouldn't draw attention to our body but to our self as a Child of God Almighty. I believe that we should make sure we look presentable when we go out and always be a good witness for Jesus Christ.
May we be modest both in our behavior and our appearance giving all glory to God and not to ourselves!! To Him alone be the glory!!!