Christians serve a God Who gives us good gifts. He watches out over us and sometimes without us even asking will provide us with things that we need. As I studied 1 Corinthians 11:13-15, I was reminded of some of how God has promised to take care of us. These three verses in 1 Corinthians 11 shows us how God is looking out for our personal needs.
1 Corinthians 11:13-15 “Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered? Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.”
When I studied these verses, I tried to go beyond what Paul is telling the Corinthians about head covering and long hair. I believe in all the Bible there is a spiritual lesson for all of us. And there is a lesson here which we can learn from. I will point out a couple phrases from these verses.
1. …for her hair is given her for a covering.
2. Is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?
3. Doth not even nature itself teach you…
4. …if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her
The first phrase stood out to me. For her hair is given.
Who is it given by?
It is given to her by God. Ladies, your hair is given to you by God. It is a gift from God to you. It is not something we specifically prayed for or asked for. It is given to you without you even asking. It was given to you when God created the world and set nature into motion.
Why is it given?
It is given her for a covering.
Why would God want you to have a covering?
“Is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?” This is a rhetorical question to which the answer is no. It is comely, acceptable, and honorable for a woman to pray to God covered.
A woman’s hair was given to her as a gift so she can pray unto God in a becoming way. It is given so she can go to God in prayer with the glory which God has given to her (if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her). Such wonderful gifts which God gives to us, even when we don’t ask for them.
Remember in Luke 11 how God the Father is described.
Luke 11:11-13 “If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?”