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What is a beautiful woman? That’s the question 1 Timothy 2:9-10 answers.
"Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works" (1 Timothy 2:9-10).
DON’T FOCUS ON ELABORATE HAIR OR EXTRAVAGANT CLOTHES
The Bible makes clear that there’s nothing wrong with nice clothes (Prov. 31:22) and attractive jewelry (Song 1:10-11; Isa. 61:10). As John Calvin put it, “The fault is excessive concern and eagerness about dress.”
If your appearance is your focus, your God will be out of focus.
“So, should I never try to be pretty?”
FOCUS ON FITTING MODESTY AND BEAUTIFUL PRACTICALITY
Modest clothes: Clothes that are becoming, that respect boundaries, that reflect self-control. To put it bluntly, you can’t dress like a prostitute and say you are a child of God.
Practical clothes: So, what is most becoming, fitting, and beautifying for a godly woman? Good works. Good works make you beautiful and attractive to God and to others.
What’s a beautiful woman? Here’s God’s answer. Do something beautiful for God and you’ll become beautiful doing it. That kind of beauty can grow with age. It can reverse the aging process.
John Stott wrote, “The church should be a veritable beauty parlor, because it encourages its women members to adorn themselves with good deeds.”
True beauty isn’t skin-deep, it’s soul-deep.
LIVING THE BIBLE
Men are to speak godly words and women are to do godly works. A focus on self, lives for people to say, “You’re so beautiful!” A focus on others, makes God say, “You’re so beautiful.” Which are you living for?
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