Saturday, August 24, 2013

2013 August 24 - Morning Manna

"Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised" (Proverbs 31:30)
Today's Morsel: It has been stated that cosmetic companies make billion of dollars yearly on their products, and all because people aren't satisfied with who they are. So many seem to be discontent with how they look and who they are; both men and women. The Bible says of Jesus, "For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him"(Isaiah 53:2). Sad to say, if Jesus was on the earth today, I don't think many women or men would want to be seen with Him. But what you find in Christ is that it was not about His outward beauty, it was about His inward character. You see, character is what makes a person beautiful. Granted, there is nothing wrong with being outwardly beautiful and taking care of yourself, but spending money trying to make yourself into something that God didn't intend for you to be is just going to frustrate you and depress you. Trying to change who you are shouldn't be the start of your day. Maybe this is why Paul told Timothy, "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works" (1 Timothy 2:9-10). Always remember, the woman or man who praises and worships God in Spirit and in truth is already beautiful.
Sing: He gave me beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise, for the spirit of heaviness; that we might be trees of righteousness, the planted of the Lord, that He might be glorified.

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