Q. How Do You View Jewerly?
A. 1 Timothy 2:9-10) In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
1 Peter 3:1-4 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
I would also like to direct your attention to other texts such as:
Revelation 17:4 – the woman of sin wears jewelry
Revelation 12:1 & 9 – the bride of Christ wears no ornaments
Matthew 5:16 – setting a good example glorifies God
1 John 3:22 – this results in reward
Our goal as Seventh-day Adventist Christians is to uplift God. It is our desire to lead our viewers to the living Fountain so that their hearts might be filled with the love of God. Jesus left the heavenly courts leaving behind his royal crown and robe to come to this earth to seek and save perishing souls. Jewelry and expensive dress will not give us influence, but the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit – the result of devotion to the service of Christ – will give us power with God. As we study the life of Christ and his teachings, we desire to be like Him. Jesus was a humble person, not desiring that any should following Him because of his costly apparel or possessions. Therefore, it is our desire to draw others to the love of God so we are encouraged to dress modesty and neatly, not drawing attention to ourselves.