What does the Bible say about beauty?
I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,
Are jewelry and nice clothes forbidden?
Should we stick with cheap, out of style clothing in order to please God?
To the women of this first century church, Paul writes to warn them against imitating the dress and adornment of the ladies of the Roman court and the prostitutes. These women were known for their extremely expensive, showy clothes and ridiculously elaborate hairstyles. They dressed, not only to attract attention, but to seduce as well. Paul does not want the women of the church to dress in this manner and thus be a distraction during the church service, or at any other time.
What he is condemning is not attractive attire, but the association with worldly and ungodly values. Women who profess godliness, he says, should not dress in such a way that resembles those who are extravagant, or worse, intent on being seductive or sexy. Simply put, we are not to identify with our sinful, worldly culture through our dress.
An Eye for BEAUTY
Do you believe that God is the creator of beauty?
Have you ever seen anything in nature that took your breath away?
But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.
1 Samuel 16:7
Man looks at the _____________ _____________. But the Lord looks at the
Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is much more important, for it promises a reward in both this life and the next.
to be continued…