“I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; 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, but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works” (1Tim 2:8-10)


Many people stumble when reading this very interesting passage in the Bible. It is not my intent to join them and argue about the Word of God. My desire is to help the true believers, especially the women of God. We shall pray for the leading of the Holy Spirit. He will guide us into all truth that we may obey it and become free from the bondage of foolishness and empty religion.

Some people said that Apostle Paul hated all women; that is why he did not marry and said ‘negative’ things about them. But that cannot be right for the Bible is not his personal opinion but it is God’s Word. Let us now use our sanctified imagination…



The passage above describes a church service. The men pray and worship freely with their hands lifted up to God. Suddenly there is a distraction…Some women come in dressed in such a way that they create a stir. The men now find it difficult to worship God. By their physical appearance, these women were able to distract and divide the attention of the worshippers. Ignorantly or not, they became a hindrance, a potential to be idols in the hearts of men and so hinder the true worship of God.

This is the truth: Women in general like to look pretty. This is how God created them. This is not a bad thing. Then what is the danger? How can we describe a foolish and dangerous woman?

According to the scripture above, she may be religious but there is a great division between her ‘professing godliness’ and her appearance. She says she is born again; she prays, sings and dances in the church. All this is good.  But she attracts unnecessary attention upon herself with her style of dressing. Her choice of clothes is according to what her flesh desires. In her thinking she is influenced by the world system, by what is ‘in vogue’. This worldly woman is like a professional actor; she has ‘a costume’ for each of the works of the flesh (Gal 5:19-21). She can dress like a prostitute, a nun, a millionaire, a beggar, an adulteress, a witch, a juju priestess, a queen, a prophetess or like a drunkard. It all depends on her moods. Other times she dresses and behaves exactly like a man, a sign of rebellion and inordinate ambition. All sinners are hypocrites; they are actors. They pretend to be somebody else, trying to deceive the simple.

The danger here is that the true Christian women start to imitate the worldly ones, in style of dressing, body language and behavior. But a true believer is always a bad actor. Soon, you shall see the clash. They give mixed signals. The godly profession of faith does not harmonize with their outward package. These women are deceived as Eve was long ago…


In Christ I declare:

I am a virtuous woman of God!

I arise and shine for Jesus!

My godly confession and my appearance harmonize perfectly!

To the glory of God!

In Jesus name


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