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This is the teaching site of the West Side church of Christ in Fort Worth, TX. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials were written and prepared by Stan Cox

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The Start of Summer

(Click here to view the Baldo cartoon to which this post refers)

(To those who are unable to view the cartoon, or if the link ceases working, the cartoon consists of four frames.  The first three frames show Baldo’s little sister talking about how she had been looking at bugs and insects, and saying that you can learn a lot by staring at nature’s beautiful creatures.  She then asks Baldo, who is dressed in his swim trunks with a towel over his shoulder, where he is going.  In the last frame, Baldo puts on his cool sunglasses, and says, “I’m heading to the public swimming pool, to work on my doctorate!”)

On June 21st, summer officially began.  Of course, the hot weather has been around for some time now, and as is the case every year, is the reason why many drop any pretensions of modesty in the name of comfort and fashion.

The world embraces immodest dress, and as seen in the cartoon above, does not hesitate to glory in lasciviousness.  In this, the world seems more able to see the nature of immodest dress:  “For the sons of this world are more shrewd in their generation than the sons of light” (Luke 16:8).

Young ladies, please understand that young Baldo in the cartoon above is not the only young man who seeks a doctorate from staring at the female form.  The cartoon was written because of its obvious truth.  No Christian lady should ever be guilty of parading herself in front of the leering men.  “In like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.” (1 Timothy 2:9-10).