Today I was reading some in the Proverbs. I find so much for life in there and every so often take a month and just read a Proverb a day. There are reminders, promises, admonitions as well as life lessons and humor.
While reading today I came across this verse:
As a gold ring in a swine’s snout, so is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion. Proverbs 11:22
Now, imagine a gold ring in a pigs nose. Think about it. A wallowing in the mud, snorting pig. Does it make that mud caked smelly pig look any better? Does it hide all the dirt?
Now, think of a beautiful woman. We all know many of them, or have known of them. How many of them are so beautiful outside, but what are they inside?
Many of us grew up trying to make the outside better and found we could only go so far. The world has made us feel like we are lesser, unwanted, lower than the pretty ones out there. So many of us believed what was said, believed we were inferior and even as adults and out of that teen age we still have that stuck in our heads somewhere.
While it is not wrong to work on looking out best, we need to worry more about our inside beauty. I have met some very beautiful woman who were the nastiest people inside. I have met some very beautiful woman who used that beauty to lure men into wrong relationships.
Are you working on your discretion? Do you know right from wrong? How to manage your home? How to bite your tongue? Use your words wisely? Love your husband? Your children? What kind of mommy do you become when your kids disobey? Or what kind of wife when you and your hubby disagree? Are you controlling or can you compromise, work thing out and keep calm?
Let’s work on our inner beauty and discretion. Do what we can, within reason, on the outside, but make that inside beautiful. Proverbs 31:30 says
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
Do we want the praise of our Lord as well as our husband and children or the oogling of the men out there and the jealousy of other women?