I was thinking ( AS USUAL ) and things via The Old Testament……The New Testament and PRESENT DAY LIVING with the different cultures – traditions – cultures – morals – values and beliefs and I do not feel that there is not ONE ethnic group that follows ” THEIR OWN” Holy Scriptures 100%. We all find ways to add or take away the full value for our own purpose or use. The Old Testament has its own set of rules just as The New Testament does but haven’t you also noticed that our Present Day Living Habits have developed its own set of rules? Seriously!
It sounds like the passages forbid all wearing of braids, gold, pearls, or costly clothing. But note that 1 Timothy 2 lists kinds of clothing women should “not” wear, but included is simply “putting on apparel” (ASV). Obviously women are not absolutely forbidden to wear apparel.
In Prov. 31:21,22, the worthy woman was praised because she provided for her family and herself clothing of scarlet, fine linen, and purple. In Gen. 24:22 Abraham’s servant gave a gold nose ring and gold bracelets to Rebekah when he sought her to be Isaac’s wife.
Many Bible passages contain a “not (this), but (that)” expression, which is not intended to absolutely prohibit the first item (“not this”). The intent is rather to emphasize the second item (“but that”) as being far more important than the first. The first item may, in some such expressions, be absolutely wrong. But sometimes it is not wrong, but is just not to be emphasized as the second item is.
Well the scripture talking about NOT wearing basically gold / tons of jewelry would be one that I would need some serious help with! LOL There are times that I have on so much GAUDDI Jewelry that you would think that I was a PERSIAN! However, I feel that I wear it “tastefully and very modestly” and I feel bare without it to be honest.
1. Fortune Telling Leviticus 19:31: “Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God.”
2. Tattoos Leviticus 19:28 reads, “You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the Lord.”
3. No unnatural fabricsLeviticus 19:19 reads, “You are to keep My statutes. You shall not breed together two kinds of your cattle; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of of material mixed together.”
4. Divorce Mark 10:11-12, “And He said to them, ‘Whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her; and if she herself divorces her husband and marries another man, she is committing adultery.”
5. Wearing Gold 1 Timothy 2:9 reads “Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments.”
6. Shellfish Leviticus 11:10 reads, “But whatever is in the seas and in the rivers that does not have fins and scales among all the teeming life of the water, and among all the living creatures that are in the water, they are detestable things to you.”
7. Shaving Leviticus 19:27: “You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads nor harm the edges of your beard.”
8. Gossip Leviticus 19:16: “You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor ; I am the LORD.”
9. No football or working on Sundays Exodus 20:8: “The seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you.”
10. Women cover your hair in church 1 Corinthians 11: 5-6: “But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.”