Last time, we thought on favour, today, we’ll be touching the end of Prov 31 again to discover beauty and women’s relationship with it. Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing (Proverbs 31:30a NKJ). Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting (Proverbs 31:30a NIV)Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain(Proverbs 31:30a KJV) Other translations say beauty evaporates, fools you and so on.
Women spends a huge amount of money and time on pursuing beauty. The beauty industry makes a fortune off women, and so is the diet industry.
Family life is invaded as women pursue unending beauty. Some go to the extent of tampering with their physical body in order to achieve a particular standard of beauty.
As a christian woman, what is your take on beauty? How much do you spend on acquiring your standard of beauty? How much time do you spend on your personal beauty?
Proverbs 31:30 tells us that beauty fools, and many women have been fooled while pursuing beauty.
Nowadays, the world is filled with conflicting ideas on nearly everything, beauty being only one of the many.
But what does the Bible say about this? The book of 1 Peter 3 tells us of another kind of beauty; the inner beauty; the type of beauty we ought to spend our time pursuing.
A woman who pursues inner beauty will seek the Lord in the daily purification of her thought and views. She presents herself to the Lord as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable. She knows that the pursuit of inner beauty is a reasonable sacrifice.
On the other hand, women who pursue physical beauty have done this at he expense of their wellbeing, integrity and modesty.
What are you pursuing?