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True Beauty

Our thoughts on the definition of “True Beauty” is not important since GOD is the ultimate authority on this subject matter. His thoughts supersede ours as stated in Isaiah 55:8-9, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.

Society is wrong about many things including defining the meaning of true beauty; to be expected. For example, GOD said to Samuel “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart [the mind]” (1 Samuel 16:7).

There is not anything we can do outwardly to impress GOD. Instead, we could set dangerous precedents for others; particularly our youth. Now take a look at this quote from super model, Trya Banks when she did an interview with People magazine – “I get so much mail from young girls who say, “I look up to you, you’re not as skinny as everyone else, I think you’re beautiful,” she told People.

“So, when they say that my body is ‘ugly’ and ‘disgusting,’ what does that make those girls feel like?” Source: https://www.teen-beauty-tips.com/anorexia-in-teenage-girls.html

Scripture quotes

It is not our physique, but our faith, service, and obedience that make us beautiful in GOD’s sight. Peter directed Christian women to focus on the inner, spiritual qualities in order to be truly beautiful: “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Our beauty 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. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in GOD used to make themselves beautiful.” (1 Peter 3:3-5)

Society defines true beauty based on what is appealing to the eyes. But the LORD said unto Samuel, “Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him; for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.”

FINAL THOUGHTS

Peter is not prohibiting us from wearing nice clothes or nice hairstyles; he is simply saying a gentle and quiet spirit is more beautiful in GOD’s eyes. Again, what is appealing to His eyes supersedes the standards of mankind. Spiritual beauty must never be taken for granted, nor should it be neglected. We can be some of society’s most beautiful people, but yet ugly in the eyes of GOD.

“For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not see are eternal.”(II Corinthians 4:16-18)

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27 thoughts on “True Beauty

    1. Thank you. I really appreciate your comment about sharing with your daughter, please do. Sadly, our youth get it twisted and often need reminders. Have a wonderful day/night and remain safe.

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting Pat. I think we forget about how GOD defines “Tre Beauty” for trying to follow the standards of how the world defines it. Have a great night and remain safe.

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  1. Our sister in Christ, also author
    “Shelia Keeler Butt” stated in her book,”Seeking spiritual beauty ”
    The sincere desire to be spiritually beautiful in the sight of the God will make you take a long look into the mirror of your soul.

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    1. I like those words. I follow Sheila on Facebook and she featured my blog in her newsletter. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful evening.

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    1. Outward beauty is in the eye of the beholder but to GOD “True Beauty” is 1 Peter 3:3-4. 3 “Your beauty should not come from outward…” GOD cares more about internal beauty. For example, do we serve GOD in the Spirit and in Truth, how do we treat others, etc. “Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman [man] who fears the Lord is to be praised. (Proverbs 31:30)

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  2. I always told my kids that they might be the most beautiful or handsome on the outside but if they aren’t nice and they don’t try to be like Jesus then their good looks mean nothing.

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    1. Great lesson you taught them according to the scriptures. Sometimes we get caught up in worldly standards to feel validated that we forget what true beauty is in GOD’s eyes. Have a wonderful weekend.

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