Wednesday, October 04, 2006

A RING IN A PIG'S SNOUT

When Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain was a little girl, her mother forbid her to do something she wanted to do. “I’m a princess, and I’ll do what I like,” she spouted angrily.

Her father, King George VI, overheard her. “My dear Elizabeth,” he said, “you are a princess, and that’s why all of your life you will never be able to do as you like. The Royal Family’s lives belong not to themselves but to the sovereign nation of England.”

Likewise, our lives as believers are not our own. We are the Lord’s, to do with as He sees fit. And that’s precisely why we must do His bidding. “For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s (1 Corinthians 6:20, NKJV).

The writer of Proverbs says strength and honor should be our clothing.

The Apostle Paul admonishes us to wear modest apparel (1Timothy 2:9, NKJV). The NIV of that verse says we should “dress modestly.”

Let's face it. Women advertise what they're marketing by what they're wearing.

We all have the same equipment. You and I could dress like the celebrities who show off their equipment. But we choose not to because we are different, as the Apostle Paul said. “You are bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body (Romans 6:20, NIV).

If you happen to have a body to die for, and you’re tempted to dress in a sensual way, think of a pig and maybe that will deter you! And, whenever you see a woman who's baring her bustline or backside, think of a pig. Why? That's what Solomon, one of the wisest men who ever lived, did. He said, “Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion” (Proverbs 11:22, NIV).

Wow, that verse needs repeating.

“Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion” (Proverbs 11:22, NIV).

More to come…

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4 Comments:

At 9:48 AM, Blogger Jannie Ernst said...

Kristy, I feel like shouting "AMEN" to your blog today! Let's avoid the "butt in the blouse" and save that for our husbands!

In Him,

Jannie Ernst
Music Teacher, Christian Writer
http://jannieernst.blogspot.com/

 
At 3:18 PM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

Thanks, Jannie, for your comment.

Tomorrow, my husband Milton will be posting. I've already read it, and it's good.

Thanks again. Stop by my blog anytime and comment. P.S. I like your blog too.

 
At 5:31 PM, Blogger Gina Holmes said...

I agree we should obey scripture and dress modestly, the question is the definition. You might think a low cut dress is immodest. Someone else might think a dress with spaghetti straps that show shoulders is or even a skirt that doesn't touch the floor. A little calf might be tempting to some men. Others think a burka is the only modest attire.

I think it comes down to our own conviction. Some would never wear a midrift shirt that exposes their belly but will wear bikinis.

It's a fine line for sure. Great post, Kristy.

 
At 11:55 AM, Blogger pamela said...

Loved your post. Women who profess to belong to Jesus Christ should always be aware of how they represent Him. Our Pastor tells us that we should not advertise what we arent selling. By the way my Pastor forwarded this to me.

 

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