I am not interested in winning any “beauty” (8597) contests. Notice that the KJV has “glory” instead of “beauty”. Both translations have trouble deciding which translation to use in different places. Our idea of beauty doesn’t worry me. I am old enough to know that glory is not a word used to describe me. Yet there is a quality of the righteous life that God wants us to have and it only comes through wisdom.
We have a saying that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. This quality is that way and the Beholder is Jesus. What we are striving for is to appear to Him in the judgment day clothed with a life of obedience and focus so He can say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”
So? This is a glory that is radiated because we have allowed Jesus to fill us and He shines in our lives. There was a chorus we used to sing,
Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me,I don’t care if I win the title as long as I am a contestant.
All His wonderful passion and purity!
O Thou Spirit divine,
All my nature refine
Till the beauty of Jesus be seen in me