- I Peter 3:3, 4
The three particular external adornments in verse three must not be thought of as sinful. Abraham’s household gives Rebekah a gold ring and two bracelets when she is found as a wife for Isaac (Genesis 24:22, 30). God, in His love symbolically adorns Jerusalem with fine attire (Ezekiel 16:10-13). The godly woman described in Proverbs 31 clothes herself with fine clothing (Proverbs 31:22). Rather this passage, as well as I Timothy 2:9, 10 should be interpreted as a prohibition against prioritizing the outer man over the inner man.
Look at the words of Peter in verse three. If you read this verse as a prohibition against braiding the hair or gold jewelry, you must also demand that women wear no clothes. This is because Peter does not write to not wear fine clothing. He writes to not wear clothing. It is ludicrous to think that God is commanding women not to wear clothing. Thus it is clear that the idea here is to make the priority the adornment of the inner man rather than abstention of a certain hairstyle, jewelry, and clothing.
Therefore it is not sinful to wear nice things or sport a certain hairstyle. There is nothing wrong with women looking nice or attractive. The sin comes when style takes precedence over seeking godliness, the building up of the inner person.
- Pastor Randy