This week, Kim Kardashian posted a selfie of herself wearing no clothes. Since then, other celebrities have done the same thing. As a Christian, I cannot help but feel appalled. These women are trying to show that they are very comfortable in their bodies but I think there is a definite difference between going outside of your comfort zone to try something new and going against God’s Word. When Sharon Osbourne talked about her selfie, she said that she felt very uncomfortable. That should have been a warning sign! We all feel uncomfortable in certain situations but we also feel uncomfortable when we know something is wrong. And these selfies are definitely wrong.
The Bible has many verses about modesty. Since I work in an amusement park, I have seen a lot of interesting people. It seems that a majority of women (and men) have no respect for themselves or for God. These verses hopefully will serve as a reminder of what God feels about modesty.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20-Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Matthew 5:28-But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
1 Samuel 16:7-But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”
1 Corinthians 12:23-And on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty.
1 Peter 5:5-6Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you.
Romans 12:1-I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
1 Thessalonians 4:3-4-For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor.
Ephesians 2:10-For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Modesty is God’s Will. There is a reason people feel uncomfortable with their bodies. It is not something that should be overcome either.