“…for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
Growing up I’ve heard a lot about modesty. More often than not, it was about outward modesty –aka what we wear. However, there is another aspect of modesty that’s just as important, if not more important! Unfortunately, this modesty is often talked about even less. It’s modesty of the heart. Here is a helpful dictionary definition of modesty:
- The quality of being modest; freedom from vanity, boastfulness, etc.
- Regard for decency of behavior, speech, dress, etc.
As young women, it’s important that we have a modest heart. It’s one way that we can be a radiant reflection of our Savior. Christ had a modest heart. So should we. To determine if we have a modest heart, let’s look to the opposite spectrum… an immodest heart.
Here is a simple “immodesty test” we can apply to our heart.
Do I Have an Immodest Heart?
- Do I talk loudly to gain attention?
- Are my conversations focused on me?
- Do I dress certain ways just to grab attention?
- Do I plan ways to gain attention or get people to notice and admire me?
- Do I value the approval of man more than God’s?
I know there are many times when our heart is immodest. I can often say yes to several of these questions… at one time! And this happens in my life more times than I would like to admit! However, when this happens we need to go to the Lord in confession and ask Him to help us have a true heart of modesty.
The modest heart is the heart that He values and prizes above all others ♥
“Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.” 1 Peter 3:3-4
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