November 9, 1997
In 1 Timothy 2:9–15, Paul urged women to adorn themselves with good deeds and godly submission rather than fancy hairstyles, expensive clothes, and jewelry. Alistair Begg explains that Paul’s intent was not to place a blanket restriction on certain styles of dress but to encourage Christians to focus on God and His purposes during corporate worship. Although fashions come and go, this principle remains important for Christians in every generation.
9likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, 10but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works. 11Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. 12I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. 13For Adam was formed first, then Eve; 14and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. 15Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.
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