Does God really see and care how women dress?
1 Timothy 2:9-10 Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness.
Does God really see and care how women dress? Certainly. That is why He inspired Paul to write as he did here.
Isaiah 3:16-23 Moreover, the LORD said, "Because the daughters of Zion are proud And walk with heads held high and seductive eyes, And go along with mincing steps And tinkle the bangles on their feet, Therefore the Lord will afflict the scalp of the daughters of Zion with scabs, And the LORD will make their foreheads bare."In that day the Lord will take away the beauty of their anklets, headbands, crescent ornaments, dangling earrings, bracelets, veils, headdresses, ankle chains, sashes, perfume boxes, amulets finger rings, nose rings, festal robes, outer tunics, cloaks, money purses, hand mirrors, undergarments, turbans and veils.
1 Peter 3:3-4 Your adornment must not be merely external--braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.
Women who are believers should dress modestly and decently because they have no business trying to copy worldly women or to be the center of attention or to attract men.
They should wear gold or expensive jewels or costly clothing.
Also their Lord and Savior, who was poor Himself (2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.) has called them to a life of self-denial, not-indulgence - Matthew 10:38-39 "And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me
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It is far better to give money to the poor or to use it to spread the gospel than to spend it on gold, jewelry and expensive clothes.
God wants both believing women and men to be humble, modest and contented,( 1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content ) and to lay up treasures in heaven, not on earth.(Matt 6:19-21 "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal "But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also )
All believers should make sure they wear the "ornaments " and "clothing" of good deeds