Sensationalized Immodesty


You see it on your TV and computer screens. It’s on the cover of most magazines in America. I’m talking about sensationalized immodesty.

The media makes letting it all hang out look glamorous. Perfumes, shampoos, and gum commercials show you can get all the greatest toys, all the finest boys, and everything in between just for showing a little more skin. Don’t forget to pop your fingers, snap your neck, tell SOMEBODY off, and party like it’s New Year’s forever. This lethal combo of skin and bad attitudes sell.

The world would have you to believe you’re not living unless you live immodestly. It doesn’t help that many of the girls highlighted in the media are naughty girls. Forget about being classy. Most young girls want to be sexy. (I don’t believe they truly realize the significance of the root word of sexy: sex.)

Girls want sexy hair, sexy lips, sexy legs, sexy shirts, sexy boots…sexy, sexy, sexy.

Sexy: arousing sexual desire or interest

Immodesty is sexy to the world. It is for this reason immodesty is sensationalized, which means immodesty is broadcast to appear more vivid, shocking, and exciting.

1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

If you are falling or have fallen for the immodesty trap, BEWARE! Do you know it is a sin to purposefully cause someone to lust after you? If you dress and carry yourself immodestly or in a way to stir up lust in someone who is not your spouse, you create an offense or stumbling block for that person. Homeboy may not think he’s offended, but he is if you cause him to sin.

Immodesty is everything God tells us not to be: proud, lifted it up, haughty, lacking self-control, etc. The world is not for God; therefore it is against everything and everyone that stands for Him. As a result, the media glorifies everything immodest—clothes, attitudes, lifestyle, and so on.

We don’t have to buy into sensationalized immodesty. Stay grounded in the Word of God and be careful about what you feed your eyes, heart, and mind. Immerse yourself in things that are modest—tasteful, proper, humble, and considerate.

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