"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" (1 Pet. 3:3-4).
No one knows what you look like! They may think they do, but they don't. You, "the real you," are a hidden man. You are a spirit; you have a soul; and you live in a body (1 Thess. 5:23).
What people see is only the "house" you live in.
I've heard ministers quote two-thirds of First Peter 3:3 and say that women shouldn't fix their hair and shouldn't wear gold. But if that's what Peter meant, then women shouldn't wear clothes, either!
Because if Peter told women not to plait their hair and not to wear gold, then he also told them not to put on apparel. (Apparel is clothing.) No, Peter is really saying "probably because women are more prone to do this, don't spend all of your time on your hair, on your clothes, and on the outward man.
See to it, first of all, that the hidden man of the heart that's the spiritual man, the real man, the inward man, is adorned with a meek and a quiet spirit."
Confession: I am a spirit. I am a child of the Father of spirits. I have a soul. And I live in a body. I see to the adorning of the real me, the hidden man of the heart.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa, OK , USA. www.rhema.org )