As we discuss the topics of headcovering and modesty - there are
some things to keep in mind. First - if something is specifically commanded
in scripture - it is really non optional. It doesn't matter if a person
has a conviction for it or not - it is to be followed... i.e. - obeyed.
However, as in the cases of both headcovering and modesty - both of
which are commanded in scripture - there are many details surrounding
these topics which are left up to the believer to further search the
scriptures and seek the Spirit's leading for practical application.
Then the Christian can come up with a conclusion and
a conviction of how to practice that commandment.
I am challenged that while I can stand firm that these are New Testament
commands for this modern time... some of what I share
on this blog may be conclusion and conviction.
So - let us encourage each other and learn from each other.
This article by David Reagan does a really good job of explaining
the differences between commandments, conclusions and convictions.
Incidentally - the topic of his article is women wearing pants and
I rejoice in his conclusions and convictions. I also discovered
(in a separate article) that he believes headcovering is a scriptural
command - but is struggling to know how to teach it in 'today's society'.
So instead he is teaching that 'long hair' (not at all short) is a covering.
While I don't agree with this... it blessed my heart to see him have
an open heart to what the Lord is saying in the scripture to something
he had once believed differently. May I too have an open heart to what
the Lord may be leading me to see in His Word that I'm not currently seeing!