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True Beauty: Radiates From Within

True Beauty: Radiates From Within

Society screams that beauty is all about what you look like.

Airbrushed models and carefully curated news feeds, bombard us with a worldly definition. But is that all there is? Proverbs 31:30 reveals something different:

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”

Proverbs 31:30

More Than Skin Deep

We’re bombarded with messages telling us to chase the latest trends, buy expensive products, or even go have surgery to achieve some unrealistic ideal.

But true beauty isn’t about the outside; it’s about what shines from within. It’s a kind of beauty that doesn’t fade with time or circumstances.

The Bible offers a refreshing perspective. True beauty is about who you are on the inside, not some fleeting image.

It’s about your character, your spirit, and your connection to something bigger than yourself.

Power of Fearing God

The verse talks about fearing the Lord. Now, don’t confuse this with dread or terror.

It’s more about awe and respect, recognizing God’s majesty, holiness, and power. It’s about trusting Him, loving Him, and wanting to live according to His will.

Fearing God is the foundation of true beauty because it aligns your heart with His purpose.

It shapes your choices and makes you more like Jesus; and empowers you to resist temptation and grow in righteousness.

This mindset fuels your desire to serve others and reflect God’s love in the world.

Praised by God and Others

A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

This praise comes from God Himself. He delights in those who follow Him and keep His commands. He blesses, protects, and rewards them. He calls them His daughter, friend, and bride.

True beauty attracts praise from others too. People see the genuine kindness, strength, and joy that radiates from you.

Your spouse will cherish your loyalty and love, and your children will see your nurturing spirit and godly example.

Friends appreciate your support and encouragement. Neighbors value your kindness and honesty.

Cultivating True Beauty

This verse applies to everyone, not just women. Men, young people, old people, single or married – we can all cultivate the fear of the Lord and the beauty that flows from it. Here’s how:

  • Get to Know God: Read the Bible and let it shape your thinking.
  • Talk to God: Pray and listen for His guidance and correction.
  • Worship God: Express your gratitude, love, and devotion to Him.
  • Obey God: Live according to His will, surrendering your plans to Him.
  • Serve God and Others: Use your gifts and talents to bring glory to Him and help others.

As you do these things, an inner beauty blossoms.

You become more radiant in God’s eyes and in the eyes of those around you.

You’ll experience more joy, peace, and purpose. And you’ll reflect God’s beauty to the world, drawing others closer to Him.

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Posted by onthesolidrock in Daily Inspiration, Humility