What is your opinion on face painting. It is only mentioned in reference to Jezebel.
Lets look into it! Great amounts of makeup on a Christian ladies face has always been a uncomfortable thing for me to deal with, both scripturally and personally. I guess it reminds me of the old sayings about a painted lady, which refers back to that old gal Jezebel. 2 Kings 9:30 And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window. Jezebels name has always been synonymous with a lady who was out for any and all men, and didn’t mind what measures she took to get them.
As for those ladies who put their makeup on thick, there are honestly some who do it because of blemishes, scars, or a skin condition, and there is nothing wrong with that if it makes them feel comfortable. Sometimes it’s even a matter of insecurity. But there are some Christian ladies who cake it on with a cement trowel because they want to, and to be honest with you, it just doesn’t look right.
- It draws attention to them and not to the Lord.
- They’re making themselves look like a woman who professes anything but Godliness.
1st Timothy 2:9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; 2:10: But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
Now as an old time preacher said in a sermon once; “It don’t hurt nothin to paint the barn a little after it’s had a few seasons in the sun”. A little makeup never hurt anyone. But if it makes you look like a lady who has on her mind anything but doing God’s will, well, you get the picture!