There is so much that can be said about the word “beauty”…
The world teaches us that beauty is physical. We grow up thinking that makeup makes us “beautiful” and not to mention, as Hollywood teaches…if you are a little on the plump side, then we are not pretty enough.
We wear earrings, chains, and fake nails and fake eye lashes to give us the right look….and what????
Don’t get me wrong, all of these things make us look “beautiful”, but is this all that the word “beauty” really means?
Though these things are important, our true beauty has to do with how we act, how we treat others, how we love others etc. It’s the right character traits that makes us truly beautiful.
When we come to Christ the word of God tells us that we are now new creatures. All old things have passed (i.e. the old ways and mind sets) and behold everything becomes new (2 Corinthians 5:17). It also tells us that we are to be transformed by the renewing or chanting of our minds so that we could walk and live in the perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2).
Question: What is this perfect will of God?
Answer: To see things the way He sees them according to the word of God.
There is therefore a new way that we must see things when we come to Christ. Beauty must therefore been seen and defined according to God’s word.
Here’s how He wants us to see beauty:
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes.Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. (1 Peter 3:3-4)
True Beauty is not about all that we can do with the outer physical appearance by putting on pretty things, but it is about the type of character that you exhibit that makes you beautiful.
The word of God says that it’s a gentle and quiet spirit which is extremely valuable (beautiful) in the sight of God.
This inside beauty makes your outer appearance even more appealing.
Food for thought!