There is nothing wrong with women wanting to look their best. Paul’s point in this passage is that flamboyance and immodesty in dress are out of place in public worship. Our appearance should not be a distraction to others as they seek to commune with the Lord. And this applies to men as well as women!

John Chrysostom’s comments on this verse are still appropriate, even though they were written more than fifteen continues ago: “Are you come to a ball? a marriage feast? a carnival? There such costly things might have been seasonable: here not one of them is wanted. You have come to pray.”

1 TIMOTHY 2:9 – That women adorn themselves in modest apparel. . .not with broided [braided, NIV] hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array [expensive clothes, NIV].

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