Actually .. I’m not sure if it is the big question but at least it is a big question!
There are many different ideas about what modesty means and everyone’s standards are usually a little bit different than others’. Many women believe in being modest because they feel that a lack of modesty can present temptation to men and they want to be careful about not causing others to stumble and lust “… but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.” Romans 14:13b
So the question is this: if you knew that a certain outfit that belonged to you caused one to struggle with temptation, would you continue to wear it?
This is something that I have considered for awhile and I know what I would like to be able to answer but I still hesitate! I can hear you now … “What? Hesitate? If you knew that you were putting a stumbling block in front of someone, you would hesitate to change?”
But think about this for a minute. Think about your favorite outfit … an outfit that you feel is very modest and appropriate. Would you really be willing to never wear it again if you knew that it was causing a brother to stumble?
I want to hear your thoughts! This is a question that has puzzled me for awhile and I would love to see some discussion on it.