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An Incorruptible Beauty
A Society Obsessed With Beauty January 2004 a woman dies from complications from cosmetic surgery Americans spent almost $10.5 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2009, the organization says. high-price-of-staying-beautiful.aspx
The Bibles View Of Beauty The Bible view of what makes one beautiful does not require surgical procedures done in a clinic or hospital
1 Pet. 3:3-4 (NKJV) Do not let your adornment be merely outwardarranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel 4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.
1 Pet. 3:3-4 Note that Peter, an inspired apostle, referred to incorruptible beauty All physical beauty is subject to corruption!
Physical Aging The hair turns gray or falls out The skin sags and wrinkles take over Weight may increase and may redistribute
Physical Aging The natural elements – sunlight and gravity – take their toll All the surgical procedures in the world cant stop this from happening!
Inward Beauty Is not affected by time as outward beauty is For the Christian, the inward beauty grows, deepens and matures with each passing day
Inward Beauty The inward beauty grows by the wisdom of experience and a greater understanding of Gods word gained from years of study and faithful living
Inward Beauty & Obedience Nothing in our world can dim the loveliness of A gentle and quiet spirit (1 Pet. 3:4 NKJV) This is a spirit that fears God and keeps His commandments (Eccl. 12:13)
Inward Beauty & Good Works Titus 2:7-8
In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
Titus 2:7-8 (NKJV) in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, 8 sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.
Titus 2:7-8 Pattern of good works = be an example in doing good works In doctrine, uncorruptness = present the gospel in its pure state
Titus 2:7-8 Gravity (reverence) = show good sense; teach so as to demand respect Sincerity = purity Sound speech = teach the Word of God and the speech will be sound
Titus 2:7-8 No evil thing to say of you = If he followed the teaching of the Holy Spirit, no opponent would have anything evil to say against him
Inward Beauty & Salvation Is 61:10
Is. 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
Is. 61:10 Garments of salvation = a souls salvation is cause for rejoicing Acts 8:39 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.
The Virtuous Woman Proverbs 31:10-31 Not a word is mentioned about her physical attractiveness He writes about her charity, industry and her wisdom
The Virtuous Woman Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised. References – from article by Mike Riley