"Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman without discretion."
Ah yes, we have all seen the woman who calls herself a Christian that parades around the church flaunting her cleavage (on purpose...there are some that are completely unaware), stomach, long legs, toned muscles, the list goes on and on. They desire men, and women, to look at their bodies, to lust after them, they crave the attention. Those women are part of the "Christian Feminist Movement." If there really can be such a thing...but I will expound on that topic in another post. Sadly, these are the same women that blame men one hundred percent on lust problems. These are the women that have no discretion.
Discretion (n.): 1. the quality of having or showing discernment or good judgement: the quality of being discreet: circumspection; especially cautious reserve in speech. 2. ability to make responsible decisions 3. power of free decision or latitude of choice within certain legal bounds 4. the result of separating or distinguishing
Modesty in women is a topic near and dear to my heart. I have two sons. They have not yet reached the point where they struggle with lust...Lego's, choir, and working in the woodshop are what keeps their brains very occupied right now. They will grow up sooner than I am ready for and then they will be faced with that battle of the mind. Though I am doing everything I can to train them well now, there will be women who will attempt to tear them down and grind them into the dust of the earth. Thank God for prayer...
I could go on and on, but I know that women who truly want to please the Lord will study this out for themselves. So I will just give some links for a few resources on the subject below. If you have chosen today to be one of those women who stands up and says, "enough is enough." If you are a woman who has chosen modesty, I applaud you! I thank God for the women who are choosing modesty to help our husbands, brothers, sons and all Christian men that strive to stay pure!
"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 with your body."
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Resources on the Topic of Modesty:
Raising Maidens of Virtue: A Study of Feminine Loveliness For Mothers And Daughters, by Stacy Mc Donald