Devotion for Thursday, December 9, 2021

“Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness” (1 Timothy 2:9-10).

Men are men and women are women.  That does not change because we each are what God created us to be.  Listen to the admonition for temperance and prudence.  Women know what entices men.  Do not dress to entice.  Men, train your eyes to have them where they belong.  If you have means, do not boast.  In all things do not point to yourself, but to the One who has redeemed you.

Lord, there are lines of common sense and dignity that the culture in which I lives constantly crosses.  Teach me chastity and modesty that I would neither offend others, nor entice them to break any of the commandments.  Teach me to care for the other as You have cared for me.  Guide me into the deeper understanding of living out the faith that I may become more like You.

Lord Jesus, You created each of us to be whom we are.  Teach me Lord to see through the nonsense of this world and its constant use of sensuality.  Let me not fall for this ancient ploy of the wicked one, but see through it and not go astray.  Guide me Lord in the way of holiness so that I may journey upon the road less traveled.  In all things, guide me to trust in You and the grace You give which is more than sufficient.  Amen.