Could it be that unless we lay it all against the standard (as by the Spirit of the Lord), modesty to some is subjective, and remains "in the eye of the beholder"?
What therefore is "modest"? Who sets the standard?
Suppose it is said, that "a woman aught not to wear any tight or form-fitting clothing in the presence of men generally". Is that statement offensive?
I was reading another response, this is from Scott, who seems also to have misunderstood the statement you wrote, here is it:
I have to agree with Brother Ray, that, from a mans point of view, he is mostly been deceived by women, and vice-versa, women by men.
I am glad you did clear it up by explaining what you meant as I would have been construed by others as Scott and myself understood it.
That is quite true my friend, which is why our women folk need to listen with their minds and not the heart.
We too often as women, become emotionally attached too early in a relationship without even noticing what direction it is taking. The first step in a relationship of this kind, is to first develop a bond of friendship then one would not so easily be deceived. On the point of honesty by our men, what I would say is that we need more christian men and women in our church today.
Happy Sabbath friends.
Thanks Desrene. How can one listen with the mind and not the heart. aren't not they the same (heart and mind).
The emotional attachment is natural for a woman, who is easily stirred emotionally. A bond of frienship might or might nor work. I know a woman neighbour (her husband went away and married to get his stay) who formed a bond of friendship with a man and eventually married to him. Long after ward she found out that the man had 32 children. Only a converted heart will make a difference my dear.
Some wrote this on Facebook and I like it:
Gideon prayed and asked for a sign that was not logically possible--twice to know that it was indeed the Lord who was speaking to him. Can we as His Daughters not ask and pray for the same? YES, WE CAN! Jesus said that whatever we asked that the Father would be glorified, He would do. I believe Him!