Modesty 101

Have you ever really thought about the purpose of clothing?


If you're trying to decide what to wear, it helps if you know why you wear clothing in the first place. Of course, it's customary, and legally required under most circumstances, but what does clothing really mean to people?


Before every what comes a why.


My observation of fashion and fashionable people has led me to conclude that the primary purpose of clothing to “the world” is decoration. The main thing is that is look good and make us look good.

My observation of the Bible leads me to believe that the true primary purpose of clothing is coverage. I have nothing against beautiful clothing but the context seems to strongly indicate that the “coats of skins” in Genesis 3:21 were not for decorative purposes.

If this is true,

it certainly explains a lot of things

about modesty, modest dress, and clothing choices in general.

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