An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Beauty Tips

(Proverbs 4:9 KJV)  She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.

Somewhere I heard it said that “in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.”  I guess in the land of the ugly, plain Jane is the beauty queen.  So much of what we consider “glory” (beauty NASB) (8597) is based on cultural norms and expectations.  Have you ever wondered why all the women in Renaissance art are overweight?  Because having enough food to be fat was a sign of wealth.  Skinny meant you were a starving peasant.  The same applied to having a tan.

We live in a world in which righteousness is considered ugly.  Our world sneers as the idea of being a prude.  Victorian is an insult unless it refers to the design of your house.  Being a virgin is looked at as a badge of failure.  Disciplining your children is considered child abuse.  You get the picture.

We are called to be righteous.  Part of righteousness is wisdom.  It may not be accepted by your neighbor, but then, neither is God.

So?  Go for the crown given by a holy God, not by a panel of celebrities. 

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