Ear piercing is a way of showing individuality and a level of "coolness". Teen and adult men walk around with silver studs, onyx studs. . . and the celebrity rappers wear a huge diamond stud. You may know someone who is going through a mid-life crisis and they get their ear pierced to show a level of youth and being hip.
Whatever the reason for getting your ear pierced. . . rebellion. . . "coolness". . . or self-expression. Let me share with you a document from around 1400 B.C. In the book of Exodus, it shares why ear piercing was performed.
"But if the servant declares, 'I love my master and my wife and children and do not want to go free,' then his master must take him before the judges. He shall take him to the door or the doorpost and pierce his ear with an awl. Then he will be his servant for life." Exodus 21: 5-6 (NIV)
"Awl: a pointed tool for marking surfaces or piercing small holes."
Pretty cool! When a servant truly loved his master and wanted to serve him for life, he would get his ear pierced. Publicly letting everyone know he freely wants to live the rest of his life serving his master.
Hmmm, ear piercing... the new Christian revolution?! =0)
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