Woman praying

Woman praying in church uncovered

Paul now talks about the behavior of a woman worshipping in church. In 11:13, he asked the Corinthians such question, “Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?” In his eyes, a woman uncovering her long hair is like having her long hair cut or shaven.(11:5,6) In other words, she is making herself look like a man. She is stealing the glory of man. Instead, woman should honor or glorify man, since “the woman is the glory of the man” (11:7), not the reverse. According to the order of creation, woman comes after man and is created for man. (11:8-9) Therefore, woman should assist the man in regard to church service, not taking his place.