Thursday, September 8, 2016

Men are to Blame for Everything!

According to many people today, men are to blame for everything! When women wear skimpy bikinis with their entire bottoms showing and most of their breasts causing men to lust after them, it is entirely the man’s fault according to many women and teaching young women to be modest and discreet (not drawing attention to themselves) is shaming women. They tell me that men need to be taught to respect women, regardless of how women dress or act.

These people are in La La land and have made up their own rules which are foolishness. In the Bible, God usually puts nakedness and shame together. Once sin entered into the world, Adam and Eve felt shame and tried to cover themselves up with leaves but God covered them up with a coat. He knew men would lust after the nakedness of any woman they saw and that women would try to dress provocatively in order to cause men to lust after them. All of this is in His Word and this is why He commands women to be modest and discreet and Jesus speaks about the sin of men lusting (Matthew 5:28).

Are men the only ones at fault when they lust after a woman dressed immodestly? No, they are both at fault. She is held responsible, however, for causing another to stumble. Women are not innocent. Women sin just as much as men but some of their sins are different. Women generally want to control their husbands through moods, withholding sex, nagging, quarreling, etc. They are far from perfect, regardless of what our culture is teaching today through sitcoms and movies. Women are not the superior of the sexes. In fact, the Bible teaches that a wise woman builds her home up and a foolish one tears it down with her own hands. Women can win their disobedient husband without a word by being in subjection to their husbands and having godly behavior. God has given both sexes power in different ways and we ought to always use the power the Lord has given us to build up and glorify God and not abuse it in any way.

Teach your daughters a sense shame in showing their nakedness to every other man except for their future husband. We should feel shame about being immodest and this culture has lost all shame about their nakedness. Teach them modesty from the time they are young girls; never allowing them to run around naked or scantily clad. 

Women, obey the Lord in the things He has commanded you to obey Him in and leave the areas He has commanded men to obey to men. We have no ability to change our husbands or other men but we do need to be responsible with what the Lord has given us. Dress modestly and discreetly. Be known for good works rather than for what you look like or own. Build up your homes up through gentleness, kindness, and love. Always respect and submit to your husband and appreciate everything good that he does for you. Be women of honor and dignity, thus giving God all the glory. Stop listening to the foolishness of this world and begin living knowing you will one day stand before the Lord and give an account to Him for how you alone lived your life on this earth.

As Judy wrote on my Facebook page: "We should ask the question, if I was suddenly ushered into the Lord's Holy presence in heaven and the company of angels, would I feel the least bit of shame? Also, for whose glory am I dressing, mine or God's?"

Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen.
Isaiah 47:3

Behold, I am against thee, said the Lord of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon they face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame.
Nahum 3:5

I counsel thee to buy…white raiment, that thou may be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness does not appear.
Revelation 3:18