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Modesty Of Heart Quotations

“The Israelites were condemned by God through the prophet Jeremiah because they no longer had any shame. “Were they ashamed because of the abomination they had done? There were not ashamed, and they did not know how to blush; therefore they shall fall among those who fall; at the time of their punishment they shall be brought down, declares the Lord” (Jeremiah 8: 12). Are you able to blush at that which is sinful? Do you blush at the shame of immodest dress?”~~ Paul Smithson

“The women in the church should not look exactly like the ungodly, seductive women in the world. Women in the church are to be different. They should stand out not because of their revealing clothing but because of their distinctly modest heart and dress.”~~C. J. Mahaney

“Purity, I fear, has gotten mixed up in people’s minds with the caricature of Puritanism, which, in the popular imagination, is a dour, brittle revolt against all the pleasures of the flesh. Puritans were in fact very earthy people, robust in their affirmation of life, not by any means ‘Victorian’ (another word grossly misunderstood today in being made a synonym for all that is negative). Neither the concept of purity nor the doctrines of the Puritans deny life. Rather they refer back to the very Giver of Life Himself. Purity means freedom from contamination, from anything that would spoil the taste or the pleasure, reduce the power, or in any way adulterate what the thing was meant to be. It means cleanness, dearness—no additives, nothing artificial—in other words, ‘all natural,’ in the sense in which the Original Designer designed it to be.”~~Elisabeth Elliott

“Christians are wise to remember that modesty is biblically mandated.”~~Mary K. Mohler

“Any biblical discussion of modesty begins by addressing the heart, not the hemline. We must start with the attitude of the modest woman.”~~C.J. Mahaney

“Unaffected modesty is the sweetest charm of female excellence, the richest gem in the diadem of her honor.”~~Noah Webster

“The world chides us for being “repressed” or “uptight” if we attempt to uphold the barest shadows of modest behavior and dress. Even fellow Christians tell us that there are no absolute guidelines for dress, and that we mustn’t hinder another’s “liberty” by insisting that Scripture gives us boundaries for our attire.”~~Mrs. M. L. Chancey

“…There are two kinds of beauty, one being of the soul and the other of the body, That of the soul is revealed through intelligence, modesty, right conduct, Generosity and good breeding, all of which qualities may exist in an ugly man; And when one’s gaze is fixed upon beauty of this sort and not upon that of the body, Love is usually born suddenly and violently.”~~Cervantes

“Modesty used to be considered a natural female attribute. No more.”~~Linda Chavez

“There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.”~~John Ray

“Sisters, let us be modest! Let us be women! It is time to embrace again the unchanging commands and precepts of Scripture with giddy abandon. There is joy in modesty! This is not about soulless rituals or rigid rulemaking. This is not about trying to win “brownie points” with God (our works never justify us; instead, they flow out of our love for Christ). This is about glorying in God’s distinctions and embracing them for their loveliness.”~~Mrs. M. L. Chancey

“Training children in modesty begins early. If parents wait to address modesty until prom preparation and high school dances, it is too late. The selection of clothing in early childhood begins shaping the preferences for later life. Before selecting body hugging and skin revealing clothes because they are ‘cute,’ consider if you want your son or daughter wearing similar items as a teen. Encouraging pre-teens to wear thongs and seductive garments only encourages further immodest behaviors.”~~Jeffrey D. Murrah



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