Decorating outward appearances didn't start from today. It started from way back...even in the time of Peter who wrote about those who wear gold, dressed in amazing apparels and adorning the outward looks. It has been in existence from way back and even till now.
Do you spend so much time and resources on the outward...yet get the results but the result is temporary? It's okay to look good but what have you invested on your inside? The outward man perishes but the inward man is renewed day by day. It's only wise to focus on building the inward more. It doesn't mean we can't look good on the outside...it only means we should spend more time on the inward than we would on the outward.
A gentle and a quiet spirit is very precious in the sight of God as 1 Peter 3:4 mentioned. Inner beauty encapsulates the inner beauty of the spirit; fruits of the spirit. The time we spend in building the outward...gym...beauty salon and all sorts, do we spend that amount of time also in the place of prayer? In God's house? Do we? Or we always check the time when it's past schedule of when we ought to have finished?
- God will never justify unrighteousness to actualise His purpose.
Rachel was good of form and beautiful yet with questionable character with her blackmail and also stealing of the idols to smear Jacob all boiling down to her desperation to have a child. So many people are using the wrong parameters to judge people. God always look at the heart and humans focus too much on the outside. We judge a lot based on how people look forgetting that outward beauty doesn't translate into good character.
Most people go for the form and shape rather than the character. Outward beauty will fade at some point while the character stays. Rachel cannot be matched with beauty and form but she was a liar, manipulator and an idolatry.
Your beauty may draw people to you but your character would determine if you would keep them. People always see through the veil eventually and that would determine if you would be alone despite all your external adornment that wouldn't be able to save you.
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