Deuteronomy 6:4-9 reads, “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one… Talk about His commandments when you sit at home…when you lie down, and when you get up . . . “
Let’s go ahead and address a touchy subject . . . the dress of our daughters. Based on the scripture of 1 Timothy 2:9, “women are to dress modestly.”
When Baby Girl helped to lead the 4th-6th grade “Princesses of the King” Sunday School class at our home church, she chose to follow the standards for herself that met the following criteria:
1. If you have trouble putting it on or off, it’s not modest, and
2. If you bring attention to anything other than your face, it’s not modest.
When our daughters are preoccupied with what their bodies look like, they are less able to appreciate what their bodies enable them to do. Our bodies function as the hands and feet of God to give comfort and healing to others. The real value of our body is to be the vessel for the soul. We must remind our girls often that their bodies enable them to serve God.