Why Jewelry is Sinful

Jewelry put on

The jewelry was made by God. It gives beauty to whoever puts it on. God made it for that purpose because it is his will for his creatures to bear beauty and grace.

It was not sinful initially to put on jewelry. God told Moses to tell the children of Israel to borrow them from the Egyptians before they left Egypt (Exodus 11:2).

If God recommended it for the children of Israel, how is it sinful? You may ask.

It became sinful during Exodus. Moses went to speak to God on the mountain. He spent long hours there. The children of Israel became impatient and protested his long absence.

They told Aaron to make for them another god since Moses was not present to give them God's guidance. Aaron asks them to give him their jewelry which they collected from the Egyptians. They gave him.  He made an idol for them with it (Exodus 32:1-4).

God became angry with the act. He wanted to destroy them but they were spared because Moses interceded for them (Exodus 32:7-14).

The jewelry God made for beauty became a tool for idol worshipping. From that moment, God started looking at it with disdain (Exodus 33:5).

Jewelry was meant for beauty but was corrupted even to this present day. The glory of God departs from anyone who puts it on and will attract other spirits like the spirit of lust and a host of others.

Some say it doesn't matter, God only looks at the heart. God looks both inward and outward. You will understand from a deep look at the scripture that even the color of clothes put on matters to God and affects his glory and presence (Exodus 28:4-5).

God is a jealous God. He is jealous when something else takes his first place in our hearts. Jewelry is no longer a mere ornament but an idol. God says you shall not have any other gods before me (Exodus 20:3). The children of Israel did it and they were almost destroyed.

God's wrath is still with anyone putting them on but for his patience, he does not want anyone to perish but to repent.

How can I repent?  You may ask

Moses exemplified it. He took the calf (jewelry or idol) and burnt it in the fire (Exodus 32:20).

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April 7, 2021 at 1:41 PM ×

This is absurd! It wasn't the jewelry they worshipped it's what they made out of the jewelry. By this logic, we can't use wood or metal or anything that COULD be made into a god image. Good example of how NOT to interpret the bible.

April 7, 2021 at 2:00 PM ×

I don't think it is sir.

April 7, 2021 at 2:56 PM ×

Thanks for your comment. I really appreciate it. I guess myself and others learnt from it.

Remember, as I teach you, I learn from your response as well. God bless you. 😊

April 7, 2021 at 4:33 PM ×

There are disagreements concerning the article. I respect all response.

As I wrote the article, I stated that since the children of Israel gave off their jewelry for idol making, God started looking at jewelry with disdain.

The children of Israel knew this. They didn't wait for God to tell them first. They put off their jewelry (Exodus 33:4).

God told them later on to do so in Exodus 33:5.

That was the same ornament God asked them to take graciously from the Egyptian (Exodus 11:2).

Why the sudden change.?

God hated what he once loved because it was used out of purpose.

Remember, God is a jealous God. He would hate anything habitually used to make anything that takes his place.

April 7, 2021 at 4:52 PM ×

God told the children of Israel to put off their jewelry becos they worshipped idol with it at that particular time... The Bible did not say said we shouldn't put on earings or not and looking at this it was in the old testament wen serving God was base on the law, and lastly you said that God is a jealous God and won't want anything to take His place, now I feel that it is wen you start taking jeweleries and feeling you can't do without them that it becomes a sin, these things are mainly for beatification, though everyone has there own purpose but in actual term it's to beautify, wearing them doesn't make you a dinner, if it is half or one quarter of Christian's will be living in sin base on this.
Though sometimes God can directly address our dressings base on our personal life, that's personal a revelation for one is not a revelation for all.

April 7, 2021 at 5:14 PM ×

Ok. It's a controversial topic. Everyone won't agree. Thanks for your response. 😊