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Is there a difference between pretty and beautiful?
Say you meet two girls:
Girl one, is a beauty pageant queen (disclaimer* i do not feel that this one girl represents all pageant people*) never smiles unless someone is taking her picture. Is rude, curses, and is disrespectful and to any one who tries to talk to her.
Girl two, she’s the girl who sits in the back of your trig. class, doesn't have any real friends who want to sit with her during lunch, but whenever somebody talks to her she is all smiles and excited to listen and talk to them about God and their life.
Now, which one do you think is pretty?
Now, which one do you think is beautiful?
Hopefully you think girl two is beautiful. No she’s not the pageant queen or has the best of clothes but she is kind and you feel happy when ever you talk to her.
"Like a gold ring in a pigs snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion."
Why such a disturbing example? The person who wrote that verse probably used an overstatement to emphasize how wrong it is to put beauty with indiscretion."
"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men's bones and everything unclean." Matthew 23:27
Okay again another gross example, but you get the point.
And my favorite.
"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in Gods sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God to make themselves beautiful..."
Peter doesn't mean your an ugly sinner when you braid your hair or wear gold jewelry he's just saying that shouldn't be where we count ourselves as beautiful, and don't hate your selves when your hair isn't curled or your face not covered with makeup.
When you were little and your mom just had another baby, she sat there holding the baby saying that it is the most beautiful baby in the world and just so cute, but honestly the kid looks like a rotten potato. Just plain and simple.
That's the way God looks at you He thinks your beautiful, beautiful enough that He sent His Son to die on the cross for you!
So it doesn't mater what others think of you or what you think of yourself, you are
True beauty is on the inside, its how you treat others, how you hold the door open for the person behind you, and how you treat yourself.
sister in Christ,