MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Inner Beauty – 1 Timothy 2:8-10, 1 Peter 3:3-4

July 9th, 2018 Viewed 640 times

Where Does Paul and Peter Derive Their Instruction about the Modesty?

Peter appeals to Sarah and Abraham—how Sarah shows her godliness through her inward attitude and how she addressed her husband. The Proverbs 31 woman would be an inspiration here.

What are the commands in these passages?

  • Women should be wearing respectable, modest apparel, not seeking to draw attention to their wealth.
  • Proper clothing for women is good works.
  • Women should be known for their inner beauty—and that should be the focus.
  • Inner beauty consists of a gentle and quiet spirit.

From these passages, what does God care about what we wear?

God cares about what we show through our clothing more than what is our clothing. The emphasis in these two passages is not on “causing a brother to stumble” or the like, but on what attitude is on display from what is worn. You see both Paul and Peter speaking out against an outward show of wealth (something we could also get from James) as well as recommending that women make sure they spend their time fostering a meek and gentle spirit. In both of these passages, these commands flow right into the idea that women should be submissive and respectful.

How do the different contexts of the two passages apply?

What Is Your Definition of Beauty?

July 6th, 2014 Viewed 1108 times

I agree with Ann Althouse’s assessment:

An interesting project, with fascinating results, somewhat skewed by the time and skill the different photo editors put into it, but you do get some interesting variations, and not just the different levels of makeup that are deemed “beautiful.”

Strangely, the most alien image is the one from…
… the United States.

Philippines and Argentina are laughable. Germany continues to scare me. The nicest one is from Romania.

Pregnant And Beautiful

January 7th, 2011 Viewed 2011 times
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There’s something special about a pregnant woman.  It’s more than the glow, it’s the amazing feeling that there’s a new life growing inside.

When taken in this perspective, there’s a tiny miracle inside, and it’s something beautiful on the inside and the outside.

Beauty Is Only Skin Deep

March 1st, 2010 Viewed 2387 times

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You don’t get to the point where you’re almost Miss USA by being ugly.  It’s not based on your character or how fun you are to be with that you find yourself named Miss California.

There’s only one reason that these types of competition feature swimsuits, formal wear and offer money for cosmetic surgery and that has nothing to do with what’s on the inside.

And what is on the inside is what is most important.

What Do Looks Have to Do With Anything?

November 1st, 2008 Viewed 1375 times

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It all started with Hillary.  We had the discussions about someone that was running for high office could show cleavage, whether they should wear pants-suits, and even some discussion about what a ladylike sitting position is—and this was all before Gov. Sarah Palin even walked onstage.

Indeed, it was obvious to anyone paying attention that the bar was set a little differently for a female than for a male—and I’m not talking pay, I’m talking about a culture that continually objectifies the female sex, as does such a good job at masking it as making women feel good about themselves!

Carnival of Modesty – March 31, 2008

March 31st, 2008 Viewed 3187 times

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Welcome to the March 31, 2008 edition of carnival of modesty. There’s not that much on topic this week in the carnival, but please enjoy these submissions that are on topic!

Rob Moshe presents Live Your Best Life By Serving Others posted at Rob Moshe, saying, “This is not necessarily a fitting post for your carnival. Once the project starts, each day I will recognize a fellow blogger that “Helped””

Ariah Fine presents Open Letter to Anyone Returning from a Missions Trip posted at Trying to Follow.

My Story

Dawn presents Modesty in Public posted at “At Thy Word”, saying, “I was teased at work for dressing modestly. It really surprised me.”

Shamelle presents It Doesn’t Cost Much To Consult With God posted at Enhance Life.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of modesty using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.