The Mystery of Hidden Modesty

But they did not understand what this meant. It was hidden from them, so that they did not grasp it, and they were afraid to ask him about it. Luke 9:45

modesty“I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world.”  Psalm 78:2 and Matthew 13

I was thinking about my Mom this early winter morning.  I was thinking about how I never…not once…ever…in the 19 treasured earthly years I had with her…saw her take a bath or shower.  And yet, she was still always clean, fresh, and sweet smelling.

…the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.       John 12:3

She was sooooooo modest!

Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.  Hebrews 4:13

Compared to today’s world she probably would be classified as some sort of phobic about modesty?  Is there such a thing?  Can it be a bad thing?

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. Revelation 2:17

This is my thought…

For we believe that Jesus died and rose again…1 Thes 4:14

Her extreme modesty made a lasting impression on me.

For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.Colossians 3:3

It imprinted itself upon my heart.

…so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith…Ephesians 3:17

It was beautiful!

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles…

Valuable!

…and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes…

Precious.

…Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 1 Peter 3:3

It was a glimpse of God.

But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

modesty-lift-the-veil-over-body-faceDear Jesus, Thank you for the dignity revealed through my Mom’s modesty.  Help us to live in the paradox of Christ.     Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, establish those reading by faith.  Lift the veil and reveal hidden things to them, in Your name, Amen.

 

 

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Hi! My name is Amy. I am a former atheist and, for a season, practiced witchcraft. God drew me out of darkness 17 years ago and gave me the spiritual gifts of knowing and faith. He gives me daily encouragement and affirmation and I hope to share Him with you. If you have not yet met the one true God, His name is Jesus Christ, and may I be the first to introduce you to Him? He is the Restorative Savior God promised Adam and Eve 6,000 years ago (Genesis 3:15) after they had sinned in the garden, bringing separation from God because of disobedience. It is rightly reported that a little over 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem He was born of a virgin, lived a blameless perfect life in and around Jerusalem, died on a cross on Golgotha for the world's sin, and 3 days later rose again. YES! ROSE AGAIN! AMAZING! Please get baptized in His name, and walk in an eternal restored fellowship with Christ. You can get to know Him by reading, marking, and inwardly digesting His Word.... His Holy Bible.
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