“I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. 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 2:8-10)
Today’s Morsel: One of the things about beauty is that it comes from the inside out. A person’s character is what makes them beautiful. But I am afraid that many folks allow the world to tell them what beauty is and what it looks like. From the time that children are born, the world tells parents what they must do to make their children beautiful, and they give in to it and they set their children up for failure for the rest of their lives, causing them to live with guilt. The child never seems to feel they measure up to what the world calls beautiful or sadly what their parent expects. Satan has a trap. Remember, he’s the god of this world. You must teach your children that their beauty is found in their character, not their looks. Paul told Timothy that, “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.” The words shamefacedness means honor and respect. While sobriety means sound-mind and self-control. When women adorn themselves in modest apparel that reveals that they have honor and respect for themselves, and they possess sound judgment and temperance, that’s beauty. A persons beauty is found in their identity in Christ.
Sing: Something beautiful, something good; all my confusion Jesus understood. All I had to offer Him was brokenness and strife, but He made something beautiful out of my life.
Thought For Today: Remember, beauty is only skin deep.