The Wedding Ring

“It is written,man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” . ~Matthew 4:4

The word “ring” is first found in Genesis 41:42Genesis 41:42
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42 Pharaoh took off his signet ring from his hand, and put it on Joseph’s hand, and arrayed him in robes of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck,

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where Pharaoh took his off and put it on Joseph’s hand. This was not a wedding. The ring was used as a symbol of power and authority. But notice it is upon the hand of an idolatrous pagan ruler. Ancient idols wear jewelry.

Some would say God approves of idols wearing jewelry.

In Exodus 32:3-4Exodus 32:3-4
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3 All the people took off the golden rings which were in their ears, and brought them to Aaron. 4 He received what they handed him, and fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made it a molten calf; and they said, “These are your gods, Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt.”

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Aaron made a golden calf from the ornaments of jewelry given to him by the Israelites.

In Exodus 33:5Exodus 33:5
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5 Yahweh said to Moses, “Tell the children of Israel, ‘You are a stiff-necked people. If I were to go up into your midst for one moment, I would consume you. Therefore now take off your jewelry from you, that I may know what to do to you.”

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God told them to strip: “For the LORD has said unto Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment, and consume thee: therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee.”

If a person has never heard God tell them to strip their jewelry off, they have not heard from God on the issue!  God cannot be contradictory. He will not require of one what he does not require of all.

There is no Scripture where God ever told the Israelites they could put jewelry back on!  If God said to take it off and gave no authorization to put it back on, then these ornaments of jewelry are forever to remain off the body of God’s chosen people.

Exodus 33:6Exodus 33:6
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6 The children of Israel stripped themselves of their jewelry from Mount Horeb onward.

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–”And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by the mount Horeb.”

One of the sins of king Saul was he allowed the women to put back on ornaments (2Sam 1:24am 1:24
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The next mention of these ornaments is in Isaiah 3:18Isaiah 3:18
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18 In that day the Lord will take away the beauty of their anklets, the headbands, the crescent necklaces,

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where God strips Israel again, but this time will send them into captivity into the land of the pagans whom they lusted after.  What happens when a person rejects the ways of God?

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