Should We Try to Be Beautiful?

Hello friends, I hope you have had a lovely weekend. I’m so thankful for a new week to spend with my family. We are plugging along with our homeschool work, and are slowly adjusting to the new schedule.

I’d like to talk to you for a moment about beauty today. I shared a little bit about this not too long ago. I think as women, we all wouldn’t mind being physically beautiful.

But should we try to be? A couple of days ago I came across a post on social media which talked about how it was a good thing for Christian women to try to make themselves more physically beautiful. The poster reasoned that since many godly women in the Bible were described as beautiful, then it is fine for us to try to be the same.

I don’t think I agree with this. Over the years, I’ve done a lot of studying about beauty. When I was younger, physical beauty was highly desired by my mother, and I kind of fell into the same trap. I started coloring my hair when I was about twelve, and would lay out in the sun all summer by about that age. How much time I wasted! I also cared highly about fashion and make up. I really wanted to look attractive.

This was a terrible heart issue within myself. And to think I could have reasoned it away by thinking if women in the Bible were beautiful, then I could be too.

The beautiful, godly women in the Bible might have looked lovely, but Scripture does not say that they were concerned with “beautification.” Instead, they did things like honor God and their husbands. Their physical beauty was likely something that just came naturally to them.

In essence, their physical beauty was given to them from God. They were given jewelry from other people, but did not purchase it for themselves.

Instead of spending time and money on fashionable clothing, jewelry, and make up (unless our husbands gift us with them), it would be better to spend our money and time on the things of the Lord.

Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.

1 Peter 3:3-4

I think meditating on this verse can be life changing. If we do not have the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit yet, then this is where our entire focus should lie.

I guess that’s all I have to say about that. I hope you were encouraged in your walk with the Lord today.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. May the Lord bless you!

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