Daily Reminder on Dress and Appearance: #13 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will show my love to the Savior by respecting my body.

“Never lower your standards of dress. Do not use a special occasion as an excuse to be immodest” – For the Strength of Youth

Today and for the next week, I, ____________________, will never lower my standards of dress. I will not use a special occasion as an excuse to be immodest.

“A Timeless Principle
“Because modesty is one of the Lord’s “higher ways” and not a passing social trend, it has been taught throughout the ages. Consider these other scriptural examples about clothing and what they teach us about modesty.

“Modesty shows humility. The Book of Mormon prophet Jacob denounced pride and love of riches. He admonished his people to prevent their prideful hearts from destroying their souls. One of the ways they had showed their excessive pride was in their manner of dress. Jacob told them, “Because some of you have obtained more abundantly than that of your brethren ye are lifted up in the pride of your hearts, and wear stiff necks and high heads because of the costliness of your apparel, and persecute your brethren because ye suppose that ye are better than they” (Jacob 2:13).

“The idea of being humble in how we dress is further reflected in Doctrine and Covenants 42:40: “Thou shalt not be proud in thy heart; let all thy garments be plain.” Does this mean that we cannot dress stylishly? No, we should dress appropriately for the occasion, but we should not consume ourselves with brand names or with always having the latest fashion. It is better to use financial resources for more lasting and meaningful purposes.” – Modesty: A Timeless Principle for All by Silvia H. Allred

Would I feel comfortable with my appearance if I were in the Lord’s presence?

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