“Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised” (Proverbs 31:30)
This world puts a great deal of emphasis on our exterior appearance and very little emphasis on the “hidden man of the heart.”
This outward emphasis on looks can be particularly crippling to women. Not only is a woman judged and valued today for her beauty and attractive appearance, but also there has been an equally strong emphasis on youth—far beyond what is normal. Thus, many women go on extensive, and possibly damaging diets, or even seek the service of plastic surgeons.
Think how much more valuable it would be to spend the amount of time on one’s inward and spiritual beauty!
Some of the women who are beautifully used in God’s kingdom are not OUTWARDLY glamorous. But these women are outstanding in their INWARD beauty.
It’s great to LOOK attractive. But it’s even greater to BE good. God’s goodness—His soul prosperity—is extended to those who seek His kingdom and righteousness first. Which is first in your life? The way you look or the way God looks IN you?
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You today for the great work that You are performing in our hearts and lives. We are daily being conformed to the image of Your Son.
In Jesus’s Name,