I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling; likewise 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, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works. 1 Timothy 2:8-10
Paul has instructions for both men and women in today’s verses. Times have changed; today he could have flipped the self control and modesty. Still even today it seems men have the most problems with self-control while women need to be aware of modesty.
We guys can let small things raise our anger and we can start to quarrel over the most trivial things. Anger however can interfere with our prayer life. It is hard to concentrate on God when we are thinking about what the guy next to us said about our team. We need to put these things aside so we can concentrate on God.
Ladies, always dress modestly. When you wear revealing clothing you will cause men to lose our concentration and think sinful thoughts. We are weak that way. You should dress this way not only in church but at all times. In this respect I am blessed both my wife and our two daughters always dress modestly. Now here is an important point, modest dress does not mean dowdy dress. The women in my life dress attractively but modestly.
Now today, men we too need to dress modestly. Keep your pants up, the rest of us do not care to see your boxers. In church dress in a way that honors God not like you are going out to do yard work. That doesn’t mean a suit and tie but nice. And ladies, you too need to not hold onto anger or be quarrelsome. All of us need to not let the sun go down on our anger.
We are representatives of Christ. We need to dress and act accordingly.
Have a blessed day,