YOU CAN'T GET A TATTOO! I THOUGHT YOU SAID YOU WERE A CHRISTIAN?
April 18, 2014
THE BEAUTIFUL GODLY WOMAN
June 30, 2014
We see it on television, on the cover of every popular magazine, and even on the people we see when we leave our house; the worlds definition of beauty. Lot’s of makeup, perfect hair, tan skin, skinny waistline, fashionable clothes, and radiating confidence are all staples of our societies view on beauty. But what does GOD think about beauty? What is beautiful to the creator of the universe?
Proverbs 31 sates “Charm is deceptive and beauty is vain; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised” What an awesome verse about God’s view on beauty! As well as intentions may be, charm in and of itself is a deceptive characteristic. It is the woman’s or man's intuitive power to please or attract another person.
The second part of this powerful verse says that “beauty is vain.” Every definition of the word vain relates to being “excessively proud of or concerned about one’s own appearance, qualities, achievements etc. Beauty in the physical sense can ONLY be vain because it is not lasting. The worlds view on what is beautiful is constantly changing and evolving. This is why what was “fashionable” or in style last year is shoved in the back of the closets of so many people this year. An ungodly man will be easily tempted into lust and affection towards a “beautiful” woman, but after the physical beauty fades, what is left besides an empty vessel if the woman does not have the Lord? This goes for men too, so don’t think that I am attacking women. This scripture for me personally speaks to BOTH sides.
(Scripture Continued) But a Godly woman that fears the Lord is to be praised! This woman loves her family, serves her husband, and obeys God’s word for her purpose on this earth. She tends to her house and fills it with all the love, joy, and happiness that she possibly can. Looking after the affairs of her family and never giving in to the idleness or boredom, she delights in the Lord and everything He has blessed her with. Her faith in the promises of the word bring her through good times as well as the darkest nights. Faith makes her unwavering in the work she has set out to do, and her family looks up to her and “praises” her steadfast character. It is because of this that the Godly woman has obtained true beauty. It will not fade away as the years go by, but instead will only grow and become more evident.
Beauty is beyond appearance. Fall in love with the things that will never fade...