1 Corinthians 11 (New King James Version)
1 Corinthians 11
1 Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.
2 Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you. 3 But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. 5 But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved. 6 For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered. 7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. 8 For man is not from woman, but woman from man. 9 Nor was man created for the woman, but woman for the man. 10 For this reason the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless, neither is man independent of woman, nor woman independent of man, in the Lord. 12 For as woman came from man, even so man also comes through woman; but all things are from God.
13 Judge among yourselves. Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14 Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him? 15 But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given to her[a] for a covering. 16 But if anyone seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor do the churches of God.
God has been doing some great works in my heart as I have said lately. These past few weeks have been very eye-opening for me.
I know I cannot look to the left or to the right, I need to follow God.
After doing much research on the subject, I have started covering my head. I looked at 1 Cor. 11, in verse 16 where it says “But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.” That part just hits me! We are called to be set apart from the world.
In the Jewish culture the men and women covered their heads. Now, men no longer cover their heads while praying they remove their hats, so why have the women taken off the covering as well?
Some say it was a cultural thing. If it was, Paul would have addressed this in his writings. There once was a time when most denominations women wore coverings, it got watered down so much, it went from hats, now to nothing.
Many make assumptions to what was happening in the Cornith church at the time. But here is the thing- it is in God’s Word. It is meant for all Christians not just the Corinthians, otherwise Paul would have addressed this also.
Many say it was because the prostitutes in Corinth shaved their hair and went around without coverings. This however was practiced about 2000 years before Jesus, and Paul was writing this in 1 A.D. It would be like making assumptions on the America’s 2000 years ago based on studies that are from the American Revolution.
Also, if I covered my head and dressed in such a manner, others would know that I am a Christian and not just a regular person if I wore what everyone else was wearing. It would be a testimony of what God has done in my life, and that I know my place.
I know that this decision is mine to make and that I need to be consistant with it. I can’t look to the left or the right to see what others think and do, if they cover or if they don’t. I need to look to God and if His Word says it then I will obey. His ways are not our ways.
I don’t want this to be of my doing but of God’s. Like last year when I was doing skirts only, I was not doing it for God I was doing it for me. I remember asking God and praying about it one night. It is in His Word!
I looked at this website—
Most of what I have said in this blog post is in the link above.
- I am not saying that wearing a covering makes me holier than everyone else. Every person needs God just as much as the next.
- I am not going to turn super strict and serious. I’m still the same Lauren-Mae, I promise!
- I know most of my friends will have questions and such.
- I know I will be treated differently.
- I know that others will stereotype me.
- I might get talked about behind my back.
- I know that it is way counter-cultural, but my Jesus has already made me a traveler passing through this world.
Please-Don’t think that I haven’t given this any thought. This was not a compulsive decision. This has been on my mind for a few months now. I only shared it with one of my mentors, who thinks that covering isn’t for our time.
Thank you for all the prayers that you have said for me upon making this life altering journey.
Glory to God.