Wednesday, 1 August 2007
A Few Thoughts
"Moreover the Lord saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet: Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will discover their secret parts. In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and round tires like the moon, The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers, The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings, The rings, and nose jewels, The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantels, and the wimples, and the crisping pins, The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails. And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of the girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty."
That was definitely enough to make me say "Wow." It reminds me of the verse Proverbs 31:30 which says that "Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised." We need not adorn ourselves with other accessories when it doesn't please the Lord. If we let the beauty of Christ shine through us, we will be otherwise becoming even if we're not the prettiest girl around.