Proverbs 31:30 says” Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
What is the psalmist saying here to us? This is the description of a virtuous woman of those days, but the general outlines equally suit every age and nation. She is very careful to recommend herself to her husband’s esteem and affection, to know his mind, and is willing that he rule over her.
Far to often we don’t view beauty from the inside out, we always look and view beauty from the outside. We live in our conscience mind that when we see a good-looking man dressed very well we already assumed that he is all that. Men do the same thing they see a woman all put together well and he assumes she will be a great catch, but little do they know that their beauty is covered up by what is on the outside. We receive a gift and if it’s wrapped up nicely with expensive wrapping paper and bow we immediately want to open its package; and nine times out of ten the gift doesn’t match the wrapping paper. And you feel disappointed but you got what you thought was beauty so why the disappointment?
What is it about us that we determine beauty by the outside? Why do we refuse to look within a person to see the real beauty. Even the nastiest and meanest person have some type of beauty in them. We can’t see their beauty because we are fixed on all the negative that we see on the outer surface.
The world puts way to much thought and play on words that real beauty is on the outside, for instance a perfect size for a woman is a size six (6) for a man he has to have a six-pack (6). Your living quarters should be in a rich neighborhood, kids go to private schools or boarding schools, parents work in Corporate America with six digit salaries. The world wants you to change everything about you from your hair color to body enhancements to removing wrinkles. Seriously folks, one will never be happy if they do all these things for true beauty is not on the outside. So when a person start believing what the world says about beauty “YOU HAVE BEEN DECEIVED!!!! Yes you may look nice or even feel great but to have true beauty; you will never have that until you see what God sees in you!
Jesus sees each of us for who we really are. He sees the heart of man. Maybe you might not put much thought of what beauty is on the inside of you, today I would suggest that you start by looking up scriptures that talk about what God says about who you are in Him.
Today’s Bible Trivia Question: Who was Ruth?