In our culture today, it seems that we only seek, and praise beauty that is temporary. We buy, sell and advertise the quick way to become a slimmer, prettier version of ourselves. What were unknowingly doing is producing, and feeding a collective subconscious life, the life of a beauty contest; and there’s only one winner in a contest… Now I’m not criticizing beauty pageants, and I love fashion, and all things glitter.. TRUST. What I’m saying, is we can’t forget that what we wear, and how we look, will always change with the season, and with time. Temporary beauty.
Proverbs 31:30 “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”
…. Kind of a downer huh?? I mean, no one wants to think about getting old and our flesh “maturing”… But even the most beautiful woman in the world, could loose her beauty in the eye of the beholder, before it’s time.
Proverbs 11:22 “Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.”
Discretion according to google is “The quality of behaving or speaking in a certain way as to avoid causing offense or to reveal private information.”
What this Proverbs is saying, is that even though a person may have great beauty, once you have experienced a betrayal or saw something inside them that would cause pain, their image changes greatly. Temporary beauty.
No one person will ever achieve perfection of the soul…
But continue to stand firm in your faith, and follow God with passion. You were already made perfect in your spirit thru the sacrifice and resurrection of Christ, don’t listen to the lies of the enemy telling you your not enough. Whatever you’re struggling with, rest in His promise that He will make all things beautiful in His timing.
Seek the beauty in yourselves, and others, not the beauty that can fade, but beauty that is everlasting. :)