Proverbs 31:30 – Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
As a society, we are obsessed with beauty – whether it’s make-up, fashion, gym memberships, or simply social media that gets filled with inspiration for how to look stylish each and every day. There’s actually a thing called thinspiration – inspiring young girls on how to look thin. We are all so obsessed with how we look! As if it’s the key to being accepted and loved by people around us. I admit that I sometimes get caught in that whirlwind too.
I love that when Jesus came to earth, it was said that there was “nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him.” Yet He was the most powerful, mighty and wonderful human being to ever walk the planet, even to this day. He performed miracle after miracle, He loved and healed, forgave and taught. He was as perfect as perfect could ever get!
In that alone, I think God is teaching us something. He’s teaching us that outward beauty doesn’t mean a thing. It’s the inward beauty that really lasts, that really, truly matters. It’s how we act, how we love and how we forgive. It’s how we look to our Heavenly Father, listening to His every word, holding onto his every promise. That’s real, lasting beauty.