保罗·华许 – 基督徒姊妹应如何装饰自己？
Paul Washer – How a Christian Woman is to Adorn Herself
Likewise I want women to adorn themselves. Now, he wants women to adorn themselves. OK? So adornment’s not bad. But that adornment, we are going to see if in verse 10, it’s good works, godliness, a quiet and submissive spirit. Now… Lets go on. He says “I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing.” That tells me that there is clothing that is improper for a Christian women. Alright? I mean, that’s just logic. There is clothing that is improper for a Christian women. Now he says the clothing must be “modest”. This is very important, it’s literally “proper clothing with modesty” is the way it goes in the original text. So, with modesty. My wife, has a really good thing that she says. She goes “If your clothing is a frame for your face, from which the glory of God is to shine, it’s proper.” If it draws attention to your face. If your clothing draws attention to your body, to outline it, to make it noticed, then it’s sensual – it’s sensual. What your doing is wrong. Now, I want to step away just for a second.
Women, you need to understand something. Men are not as dumb as you think they are. My wife and I have a friend in Illinois, and she is a very pretty lady, very pretty. If she walked in that door right now, every man in this room, if he turned and saw her, this is what they would say: “Well that’s a very pretty lady.” “That’s a very elegant lady.” “That’s a beautiful lady.” And that’s what they would think. But ladies there are also women who are not half as attractive as that lady I described to you. Either in their face or in their body. And they could walk in that door. And the moment every man heard the door open, and he looked over there, if he was a godly man, he would have to turn his head. Because it’s not beauty. It’s sensuality. And even though you can’t exactly write down the rules and put it all on paper. When you see it, you know it. There is a difference between beauty and sensuality. And God is not against beauty. He is against sensuality.
In Philippians, we are told to think about things that are excellent, that are noble that are just that is right that is true. The way a woman carries herself and the way she dresses ought to promote the following types of words. Modesty. Discretion. Wisdom. Beauty. Elegance. Refinement. But not: Sensuality. Luxury. Extravagance. You know, extravagance ladies is when your husband wants you to take off your earrings so he can make them into lures to catch northern pike(fish).
Now, ladies, I’ve been giving your husbands a lot of tasks. Let me give you one. Seek to find out what this means and go wherever the Lord shows you. There is nothing more attractive than a woman who has this look of wisdom and discretion and nobility and simplicity. Simplicity. It’s just a simple beauty about her.
Paul Washer’s Bio
保罗-大卫-华许（Paul David Washer，1961年出生），美国新教基督教传道人，加尔文主义神学，隶属于南方浸信会。
保罗华许在德克萨斯大学奥斯汀分校学习成为一名石油和天然气律师时皈依了基督教。他搬到秘鲁，在那里当了10年传教士。 1988年，在秘鲁期间，Washer 成立了 HeartCry 传教协会，以支持土著传教士向本民族文化的人作见证。Washer 后来回到美国，自2010年起居住在弗吉尼亚州的拉德福德，继续担任 HeartCry 的传教主任。