layer. The epidermal cells at its base receive nourishment from dermal blood vessels, which occur in a projection of connective tissue at the base of the follicle. The epidermal cells at its base receivenourishment from the dermal blood vessels. As these cells begin to divide and grow, older cells moveupward and away from their nutrient supply becoming keratinized and die. Their remains constitutethe shaft of a developing hair. Hair, like the outer layer of skin is also dead and is composed of deadepidermal cells.The hair of the women in the Bible is representative of her glory (1
Cor 11.15). She is to be the gloryof man. “For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.” 1Cor.11.7. Man’s glory is as the flower, “For all flesh is asgrass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:” 1Pet.1.24. However God gives man something in which to glory in. “Thus saith theLORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let notthe rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth andknoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in theearth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.” Jer.9.23,24.There was a man in the Bible called Absalom who had a thick head of hair: “But in all Israel there wasnone to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty: from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him. And when he polled (shaved) his head, (for it was at every year'send that he polled it: because the hair was heavy on him, therefore he polled it:)
he weighed the hair of his head at two hundred shekels (about 5 lbs)
after the king's weight. 2Sam.14.25,26. It is a shamethat firstly people praised him for his beauty (as happened to Lucifer) and secondly that he acceptedtheir praise and adoration.To place so much attention on external beauty of the hair and neglect the inner adornment is one of thesins of the last days. For those who pursue such a course is written; “And it shall come to pass, thatinstead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent;
and instead of well set hair baldness
; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.” Isa.3.24.God leaves no room for conjecture as to what constitutes true Christian piety of Christ-likeness in their adornment. “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, withshamefacedness and sobriety; not with
broided (plaited) hair
, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;”1Tim.2.9This is not to say that the hair should not be neat and attractive, however the emphasis is not theneglecting of inward adornment for personal appearance. The attraction of a Christ like spirit isalways to be paramount in ones appearance, and the outside will correspondingly parallel that spirit.
Wake-up or Make-up:
More and more of those who profess Christianity are using make-up to givethem something that they feel they missed out on through genetic factors, disease or old age. Manyreasons may be sited in favor of its application, however as a Christian the first thing to consider is“What does God want me to do”, after all He knows what is best, He created beauty, He even loves beauty, just look at nature, it will tell you, read the book of Genesis it will spell it out, God loves beautiful things and that is why He hates artificial things, because He gets none of the glory, and theyare at the best 2
best.Make-up is no new thing, it has been around for a long time, the Egyptian ladies wore it, Baalworshipers used it, and we can even find a record of it in the scriptures.