1 Peter 3:3, 5 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel...For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:
Above, Peter instructs women to adorn themselves as the holy women of the old time did, right? How about Rebekah? She was unquestionably a holy woman of the old time. Was she not one of the most prominent female figures of the Old Testament? Of course. So then, lets look at some passages about Rebekah:
What? One of the women of old wore jewelry? Is the Bible contradicting itself? I hardly think so. So then Peter is not forbidding jewelry outright, he is forbidding excessive use of it and telling us not to let our outward appearance be what we are known by, but instead to be known by our meek and humble spirit.
In the passage below, God himself is putting jewelry on His people and referring to Israels beauty as perfect through my comeliness. In fact, this passage even seems to suggest that God was glorified to the heathen as a result of Israels beauty.
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