Ladies, your example to your daughters and to the other ladies of the church is so important. Your life is observed, your profession to Christ is measured, you devotion either questioned or applauded.
Everything about you influences the younger women, those young in faith and the coming-along ladies. The way you speak, what you speak about, either leads them to Christ or away from Him. The things you love, how you spend your time, either influences younger women to be in the world but not of the world or influences them to be in the world and OF the world. Your devotion to the Word of God, to studying it, honoring it, obeying it, memorizing it, will either point the way to the Lord or point the way to hell. The time you spend in prayer, not just interceding for others but simply praising God, either makes others hungry for His presence or makes prayer seem all the more boring. The way you serve, the way you love, the way you respect your husband and guide your children says much to the younger generation. Your influence cannot be underestimated.
As it is in everything else, so it is in your manner of dress: you wield such influence over the way the younger ladies dress. If you go into a church service immodestly dressed, it will be noticed and it will be emulated. If you are a poor example, you may just be un-doing what another mother tried so hard to do. Many a young lady, not yet converted or very young in the faith, is watching you to see how you live, how you dress, how you act. If you, by your dedication to worldly fashions or to immodest dress, influence them for evil, you will not be held innocent by the Lord.
Immodesty crept into the church inch-by-inch because those who should have spoken up, didn’t. It’s time to change that. You wield your influence through your words just as much as through your example. Are you willing to stand for truth? Are you willing to lovingly confront, if necessary? Are you able to explain and defend modesty of heart and modesty of fashion? Do you yourself know and understand the truth?
We’ve sat back and kept our silence as God’s Word has been profaned by those who claim to serve Him and yet dress to please the devil. We must not stand by in silence any longer. The time for action is now. Are you ready?