Can A Man Still Lust After A Woman That Dresses Modestly?
By Robert J. Stewart
YES! If a woman wears a long dress, I believe a man can still lust after her. If the woman honestly followed the Biblical guidelines on modest living and a man were to lust after her, obviously, the man is committing the sin and NOT the woman living modestly. BUT! If the woman dresses modestly the best possible way she can, but she wants the man to look at her, then yes, both the man and woman are sinning together. When a woman wears pants, subconsciously, she wants the man to look upon her with lustful thoughts. Whether she that's her intention or not. Just because a woman dresses modestly doesn't mean men won't lust after her. According to 1st Timothy 2:9, a woman should:
"In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;"
Notice that a woman should also adorn herself with shamefacedness and sobriety. That, then, must mean that if a woman dresses modestly, she can still have men to lust after her if she isn't conscious of her appearance! A woman that embellishes herself in modest apparel (dresses modestly), must embellish herself with shamefacedness ( or humble herself tremendously), must also embellish herself with SOBRIETY (or be very conscious of her appearance and surroundings)! Just because a woman dresses modestly, doesn't mean she isn't guilty of committing Adultery with other men as stated in Matthew 5:28. She has to also ADORN herself (embellish, make beautiful in the sight of God her virtue) shamefacedness and sobriety! No two ways about it!
If a woman sits improperly, she has made it possible for men to lust after her even if she is wearing a long dress! If a woman so as much looks at a man improperly, so as by means of enticing him, she will have committed adultery with the man. If a woman walks improperly, she can cause other men to sin. Just because a woman dresses modestly, doesn't mean that she can't commit other men to lust after her body. In order for the woman to be guiltless before God if other men lust after of her, she must not only adorn herself in modest apparel. But, ALSO adorn herself with shamefacedness and SOBRIETY--She must be conscious of everything she does. How she walks, talks, looks, or when she sits down.
I believe if a man can still lust after a woman even when she followed Bible guidelines to a T, the sin is on the manís part. Which means, that the man is a total pervert that canít control himself and needs Jesus Christ to save him from his curse! (2nd Peter 2:14) Let me also assure you, if a woman follows Bible guidelines on modesty, the chances of a man lusting after her are extremely slim and I doubt it would happen once if not at all in her entire lifetime!
That doesn't mean, though, that a woman can get away with sin if she wears pants and follows Biblical guidelines! When a woman wears pants, the chances of a man to lust after her are GREATLY increased whereas if a woman simply wears a modest dress! That is why I'm against a woman wearing pants. It not only violates moral decency, but also destroys themselves! The same goes for miniskirts. I advise you to hear Dr. Jack Hyles sermon on "Miniskirts." You will see why wearing miniskirts are just as bad--if not worse, when a woman wears pants! The Bible clearly tells us in Matthew 5:28 that if a man will lust after a woman, then she is just a guilty of sin as he is! If a woman follows Bible guidelines on modest living, I HIGHLY doubt a man will lust after her. If a man were to lust after her, then, I believe, the sin is on the manís part; NOT the woman's!
"But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery WITH her already in his heart."
Humbly, in Jesusí name,
Robert J. Stewart
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