“Daddy’s how do I look?”

Have you ever taken a moment and thought what our heavenly Father thinks when He looks down upon us as we vigorously transform our faces with make-up?

Well, as I wrote this article I stumbled upon an earthly father’s letter to his daughter on what he thought about make-up. Read it here: Words From a Father to His Daughter (From the Makeup Aisle).It really touched me.

If then an earthly father can be moved to this point, how much more does our heavenly Father get moved every day as we apply make-up?

So the question is, does God care about make-up? Yes He does. Keep reading to learn His thoughts on make-up.

  1. An insult to His workmanship

For a moment let’s step into a father’s shoes. How would it feel if you saw the daughter you absolutely love and adore, be so keen to change her face. You tell her she is beautiful but instead says “no papa without make-up I am not.” What of a child that expresses dislike or disgust for a gift you so dearly bought for them? It stings.

Each time we put on make-up we tell God that His workmanship is not good enough and seek to correct Him. Yet He is a perfect God and makes no mistakes.

In the process we destroy His temple that is meant to be the house of His Holy Spirit. We are to keep His temple Holy.

  1. Know History to understand present

Understanding the origin of make-up and who wore it may shed some light on what make-up is all about.

The first woman recorded in the bible to have applied make –up was Jezebel.

2 Kings 9:30 “When Jehu came to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it, and she painted her eyes and adorned her head and looked out the window.”

Jezebel was a queen in Israel who worshipped Baal and engaged in immoral and vile acts during her reign. Jezebel’s name has been used for thousands of years to describe cunning, ruthless and reprehensible women.

Secondly the other group of women that has been mentioned in the bible to have used make-up were prostitutes in their effort to seduce their clients. A common tale is of two sisters as found in Ezekiel 23.

The use of make-up was thus founded on evil intent that was meant to lead others astray. If thus we apply make-up aren’t we standing in agreement with what make-up stands for?

  1. It is a sign of unfaithfulness to God

Exodus 20:3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.”

Did you know wearing make-up is a sign of unfaithfulness to God since we give our attention to another god?

Our allegiance is in false gods (make-up) which are a product of the evil one.We are to honour and bring glory only to God. When we wear make-up we are glorifying another god and their actions.

Jeremiah 4:30 “What are you doing, you devastated one? Why dress yourself in scarlet and put on jewels of gold? Why highlight your eyes with makeup? You adorn yourself in vain. Your lovers despise you; they want to kill you”.

In Ezekiel 23, we are told a tale of two sisters who were prostitutes, detestable to God and wore make-up as part of their promiscuous practice. Verse 36 “…They even sent messengers for men who came from far away, and when they arrived you bathed yourself for them, applied eye makeup and put on your jewelry.”

In Hosea 2:13 “”I will punish her for the days of the Baals When she used to offer sacrifices to them And adorn herself with her earrings and jewelry, And follow her lovers, so that she forgot Me,” declares the LORD.”

He further explains the punishment that will befall all who engage in this practices in the book of Isaiah 3:16- 24.

What then does God consider as true beauty?

1 Peter 3:3-4 “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight”.

1 Timothy 2:9-10 “Likewise, I want the women to adorn themselves with respectable apparel, with modesty, and with self-control, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, as is proper for women who profess to worship God.”

Who told you that make-up is the standard of beauty?

This is the same question that God posed to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. You already know the answer. It is the greatest deceiver satan.

We have been deceived and brainwashed to believe that beauty is defined by make-up and not the natural beauty God gave us.

Dear ladies I pray you receive this message with an open heart. Trust me ladies there is nothing easy about leaving something that has become part of you, trust me I have been a make-up fanatic.

I can tell you for a fact that the Lord God will give you grace to leave it if you decide to walk in the light of this revelation.God bless you all and please share.

Picture credit: Huffington Post,Mommyish blog,you-tube,google images.

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2 Responses

  1. Winnie M says:

    Wow Ruth your series on wearing make-up and beauty and faith in Christ is so challenging. I have to confess that for a while now I have been avoiding your posts because I too am an avid fun of eyeliner, mascara and lipstick as well as jewellery (earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces). I was avoiding to ask myself the deep questions that I’m sure you’ve gone through. Truly iron sharpens iron, continue this great work my dear sister in Christ and may the Lord continue to bless you as you share your faith on this platform!

    • Ruthie says:

      Hey Winnie.I understand you completely and as i continue with this series i share my own struggle to leave make-up and how insecure i felt since i honestly didn’t feel pretty enough without it,something God is working on in me.Indeed iron sharps iron and i thank God for all who are listening and spreading the word on this.God bless you richly dear sister as we keep walking toward the worthy mark at the end of it all.

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