Read 1 Timothy 2
Prayer, without anger, modesty, self-control. Do these sound like qualities you posses? I know I’m lacking a couple of these.
Men (and boys), we are to pray and be without anger or quarreling. When I travel, I experience road rage. I don’t mean to, and I can help it, but I don’t. I have prayed for God to take it from me, but God teaches, He doesn’t do the work for me. When I pray for patience and less anger, He places me in situations where I can choose to exercise patience and a peaceful spirit. We should pray and practice patience to keep from anger and fighting.
Women (and girls), you are to be modest and exercise self-control. This involves dressing to impress, not to garner attention. I have had so many conversations with boys and men who prefer a woman who leaves some of their body to the imagination and want a woman they have to chase. A man will only give you as much value as you give yourself. If you use your body as bait, men will devour what they wish and may or may not swallow the hook. Make a man work to know you, save yourself sexually for marriage, and you’ll have a great man who’ll respect you for life, hook, line, and sinker.
Modesty matters to men and women. In the end, God built each of us as a temple for Him to reside. Will we keep it holy, or defile it to try to meet our selfish desires?
“I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling; likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness–with good works.” – 1 Timothy 2:8-10