Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Spiritual Beauty

Everyone wants to be beautiful or handsome, which ever gender you talk about.  I learned when I was a teenager that beauty is only skin deep.  We, meaning my family had a close friend that was a plain Jane, but that was only skin deep.  Her character shone through the skin into a very lovely person.  I have found that it is very true that beauty is only skin deep. Some beautiful people have very ugly characters, isn't that true?  And, some very ugly people have beautiful characters and you never notice anything but the beautiful character.  Today I would like to study about Spiritual Beauty and see what we come up with.

Psalm 149:4  "For the Lord takes pleasure in His people:  He will beautify the meek with salvation."

Ezekiel 16:14  "And thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy beauty; for it was perfect through My comeliness, which I had put upon thee, saith the Lord God."

Ephesians 5:27  "That He might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish."

1 Peter 3:3,4  "Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold or of putting on of apparel; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

From this study, I see Spiritual Beauty as meek or humble, perfect beauty through Jesus, which He puts on us, a heart that  is not corruptible, and a meek and quiet spirit, which in the sight of God of great price.  I want to have the Spiritual Beauty that these verses are talking about, don't you?  We don't have to be loud to draw attention to us.  The beauty of Christ will do the drawing and our love through Him will make them want that same beauty, don't you think. Grandma Joan

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