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Featured Are shorts okay?

Discussion in 'Christian Advice' started by SeekingGloryOnThisJourney, May 29, 2020.

  1. SeekingGloryOnThisJourney

    SeekingGloryOnThisJourney Active Member

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    Exodus 28:42
    “You shall make for them linen breeches to cover their bare flesh; they shall reach from the hips even to the thighs.”
    On my last modesty posts, I stated someone in the comments said if you don’t cover your calves, God is surely looking at you with immodesty, right?
    (This isn’t MODESTY?!)
    This verse says other wise.
    Which means our culture has sexualized every body part.
    So yea, others can probably stumble from shorts. Some think of course, “MeN’s aTtiRe”
    What do you think?
    (P.S. this is generally curiosity, I’m really worried about it.)
     
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  2. Sketcher

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    Exodus 28 provides stipulations for priestly garments only, in the Old Covenant.
     
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  3. SeekingGloryOnThisJourney

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  4. .Mikha'el.

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    This. The passage cited is only for garments of the priesthood, not the average person. Taking verses out of context only causes problems.
     
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  5. SeekingGloryOnThisJourney

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    True, but why would priests wear less than the average person?
     
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  6. LaBèlla

    LaBèlla His will❣️my fate Supporter

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    I have never viewed a woman in shorts as wearing men's attire. You can debate the appropriate length. Many wear capris now. Personal convictions should not be generalized or applied to others. That's between you and the Lord.

    ~Bella
     
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  7. coffee4u

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    You really need to stop using Old Testament law, it doesn't apply to us.

    It isn't about the shorts it's about modesty. Do you feel that what you are wearing is modest, that it covers you well enough not to cause your brother to stumble? Is the outfit considered to be 'sexy'?

    We already told you that calve business was nonsense. Ask the men that you know in your life, does a random women's calf drive them to lust? If someone will says even your nose causes them to lust, will you walk around under a sheet? In that case that man has a problem that he needs to address for himself. Men like that would be driven to lust by a nun.

    Just make sure that areas that you know will cause lust like your bust are covered appropriately and stop worrying.
     
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  8. Radagast

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    “For Aaron's sons you shall make coats and sashes and caps. You shall make them for glory and beauty. And you shall put them on Aaron your brother, and on his sons with him, and shall anoint them and ordain them and consecrate them, that they may serve me as priests. You shall make for them linen undergarments to cover their naked flesh. They shall reach from the hips to the thighs; (Exodus 28:40-42)

    Those "shorts" are undergarments, under the robes. So wearing more than the average person.

    I'd recommend that you get yourself a better translation of the Bible.
     
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  9. SeekingGloryOnThisJourney

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    True. I feel covered, and I’m not exactly worried, but like I stayed, curious.
    I somewhat disagree on the Old Testament thing, we indeed are NOT under the law anymore, but some of the OT still do apply to us, (ex. Love)
     
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  10. SeekingGloryOnThisJourney

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    What translation do you use, brother?
     
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  11. Radagast

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    The ESV.

    I would particularly recommend the ESV Study Bible.
     
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  12. SeekingGloryOnThisJourney

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    Lol I actually was originally going to use ESV for this.
    I use NASB
     
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  13. Sabertooth

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    For the same reason that Moses had to take off his sandals on Holy Ground; it is what God prescribed.
     
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  14. klutedavid

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    Sackcloth and ashes is the more formal attire.
     
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  15. WrappedUpinHisLove3

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    why would you worry about? it a minor issue. God not concerned with what we wear. our spirits go to heaven, so as long as they are clean is what matters
     
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  16. Unofficial Reverand Alex

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    Modesty and clothing is an interesting discussion. Check out this thread for a really good conversation about it, of which I'm afraid I may be on the losing end!^_^

    The Stripping of Modesty

    I suppose this question is good in root, assuming these concerns are about a genuine desire to serve God with our body, as opposed to simply irrational fear. I pray that greater holiness maybe brought out of all of this for all of us!!!:pray:
     
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  17. WrappedUpinHisLove3

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    nothign wrong with being modest if it for holiness reasons. am worried that OP maybe doing it because she wories she might not make heaven? which is hwy i want to stress that modesty and ckothing are not salvation issues
     
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  18. NerdGirl123

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    They'd better be okay, because I'm not going to sweat and suffer heat rashes by wearing long pants when it's 100 degrees :D

    People know if their shorts are skin-tight and cut right up to their butt cheeks or not. Wearing shorts to stay cool and wearing shorts to look sexy are two different things. Anyone who's walking around in Daisy Dukes and claiming they *can't* wear anything a bit longer and looser because it's just too uncomfortable, is full of bunk.
     
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  19. CaspianSails

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    This is because of the fall of Adam. When man was created and in the garden, along with Eve, they were both naked. You will get a lot of different answers on this from it does not matter to an exact fitting detail in inches or centimeters. I wear shorts myself. When I was younger the shorts were shorter, now they are longer. I preferred the shorter ones when playing tennis. I don't play any longer due to an injury while playing when I was a bit older (not saying) and not stretching. Anyway, ask yourself if you are trying to sexualize. Maybe that will help. I go a bit against the grain as I think women should dress modestly and everyone with a thinking brain knows what that is and that men are responsible for their own thoughts as long the woman dresses modestly and the reverse is also true.
     
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  20. Broken Fence

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    Modest Woman

    She is happy
    She is true
    She is modest
    Eye to eye she looks at you

    Her spirit a fire
    Her eyes blaze true
    Her attitude pure
    Even when blue

    There she will stand
    Risen in glory
    Bright shiny and new
    The modesty story
     
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