I will take away their Ornaments
“Since the beginning of history, people have adorned themselves with various kinds of jewelry. To be elaborately decorated with jewelry in the ancient world was a symbol of wealth and status.” Read 2 Samuel 1:10 concerning the death of King Samuel.
Read Daniel 5:7-17, Daniel refuses the king’s gifts, his costly apparel, and the gold chain, verses 16-17.
“Bracelet were worn by both men and women. They were made of bronze, silver, iron, and gold. Ornaments for the ankles were worn by women. These were usually made from the same material as the bracelets. Sometimes anklets were fashioned to make a tinkling sound when walking, bringing more attention to the wearer. Ankle chains were often attached to the feet to encourage smaller steps.” These forms of dressing came into God’s church and He disapproved of this type of practice among the women of Jerusalem.
Isaiah chapter 3:16-24, verses 16, 17, and 18 says, Moreover the Lord says: “Because the daughters of Zion (His church) are haughty and walk with outstretched necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go,” “Therefore the Lord will strike with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will uncover their secret parts.” Verse 18 the Lord said, “In that day (day of judgment) the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet” “The chains, and the bracelets, rings and nose jewels” ring encircles around the finger is useless, a man can still be unfaithful to his partner.
Verse 24 says, “And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent, and burning instead of beauty.” The scripture said, “beauty is vain: but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.” Proverbs 31:30.
Jacob said to his household, “put away the strange gods that are among you,” and let us go to Bethel, the house of God. The scripture said, “and they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears;” read the story in Genesis chapter 35. Exodus 33:1-6, chapter 32:1-3, Judges 8:22-25.
The painting of the face God’s disapproval.
Jezebel a wicked queen painted her face hoping that she will draw Jehu’s attention. The scripture said, “And when Jehu had come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it, and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked through a window.” Read 2 Kings 9:30-37. In the book of Jeremiah the prophet predict the destruction of Judah: when that time occurs he said, “And when you are spoiled, what will you do? Though you clothe yourself with crimson, though you adorn yourself with ornaments of gold, though you rentest your face with painting, in vain shall you make thyself fair, “(or beautiful). Jeremiah 4:30, Chapter 22.
Peter 3:3-4 says, “Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of the plaiting (or braiding) hair, and of the 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 ornaments of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.”
Focusing on oneself, how I look, and not on God, you become corrupt. 1Timothy 2:9-10 says, “In like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing,” “but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.”
My friends; the Lord said to the prophet Ezekiel, “Son of man, I have made you a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning for me.” Read Ezekiel chapter 3:16-27.
Every man and woman who truly accepts Jesus as their savior is called to do great work for Him; they were called out of darkness into bright light, to point others to Him. Those who return to back into darkness were not chosen but called. The scripture said., “And be not conformed to the world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2, 1John 2:15-17.