Proverbs 31:30, “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.”
My wife is a beautiful woman (I know I am slightly biased). Yet, for all her beauty, I love her most for her relationship that she has with God. God has truly blessed her and I with far more than deserved. For that, I am thankful.
There is tons of charm and beauty in this world. The key is beneath all the charm and beauty, there must be a person who fears God. Not “fear” like you have seen a ghost fear. I am talking about fear, as in complete reverence. The thought of God and His power should cause you to become weak in the knees. God has all this power and all this love and yet, in an instant, can be judge and jury to those who deserve punishment.
Stay awake during the early mornings and you will see glimpses of society at its worst. Informercials pushing their beauty products to make you look again. Products to make you look thin. Products to remove this and trim that and fix this. In all of this, no product fixes the soul like Jesus. Jesus looks past the body and into what makes you, you. He cares about what happens after the body is destroyed and gone.
In this world, finding a woman with both beauty and a relationship with God is rare. That said, it is possible. Beauty and charm fade but keeping a relationship with God is most crucial to this life. This is why my wife and I continue to nurture our walk with God daily in prayer and Word.
Thank you for beauty that is all around us. Your creation is so wonderful and yet, for all its beauty, you are much more glorious and beautiful. You alone are to be praised. Thank you for all that you do for us, including Jesus’ death on the cross to save us from death and sin. We do not need what the world offers but true beauty comes from a relationship with you. Show us all that we can be because of you. In a world of charm and beauty, thank you for showing us that there is more than pretty packaging but the soul is of utter importance. Preparation for the next life is all that there is because of you.
In your saving and beautiful name we pray,