I feel like this is a loaded question. 🙂 Is it really ok to be beautiful? And by being beautiful, I don’t mean Hollywood’s version of beautiful. I mean beauty as in making an obvious effort to have a nice appearance.
Many would say it is wrong to even think about attempting to be beautiful, but I would challenge you to think through the women in the Bible. You might be surprised to discover how many scripture references there are to women being beautiful.
Rebekah, Esther, Rachel, Sarah, Abigail, and the daughters of Job are a few good examples. They are mentioned as being beautiful. These women are known for more than just being beautiful, but their beauty was of enough importance to have it recorded in the Bible!
The Proverbs 31 woman wore clothing made of fine linen and purple. That isn’t sweatpants with holes in it type of clothing! From everything I’ve read about her apparel, it was very fine material. She wore garments that represented colors that the rich wore.
But her beauty is not the focus of Proverbs 31. What she did in her life, and how she served her family is the focus. That is what brings about true beauty. Your children will remember you for how you invested in their lives, not for the wonderful outfits you wore when they were growing up!
Don’t let beauty be your focus in life. But if someone complements you and tells you what a pretty dress you have on, etc. don’t feel like it is wrong!
I’ve known ladies who God has blessed with being beautiful, but they almost act ashamed of it and try to hide it. You definitely shouldn’t flaunt your beauty, but God is the creator and author of all things beautiful!
Balance in all things, including beauty.
1. Get Dressed!
2. Read Day 13 from “Frumps to Pumps” eBook.
3. Look up some of the women mentioned in the Bible and read more about their lives.