Text: : "In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night: And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart. (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house: Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)" - Proverbs 7:9-12.
Comment: That the Bible speaks of “the attire of an harlot” shows that there are dresses that instantly portray one as a harlot (especially for the women folk) even when one is not of such disposition. Tight-fitting and mini-dresses that reveal the feminine nature portrays one as a woman of easy virtue. The case of Judah and Tamar is very striking. What made Judah mistake Tamar for a harlot were two things: Firstly, her clothes (veil) and secondly, the manner it was worn on her body (using it to cover her face). (Genesis 38:12–15) We should not just copy any fashion of clothing that is in vogue because the fashion of this world will pass away. - 1 Corinthians 7:31.
St. Paul admonished that when we renew our minds (i.e change our thoughts to godly thoughts) it will reflect in and transform our way of life and we will be seen to always do what is acceptable in the sight of God. St. Paul exhorted, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” - Romans 12: 1 , 2.