Let not yours be the [merely] external adorning with [elaborate] interweaving and knotting of the hair, the wearing of jewelry, or changes of clothes; But let it be the inward adorning and beauty of the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit, which [is not anxious or wrought up, but] is very precious in the sight of God. 1 Peter 3 – 4 Amplified Bible.
If you read this verse of the bible you will see that it’s easy to direct it at ladies…and that’s what people do almost all the time…maybe you can’t blame anybody for doing that cos even the writer was referring to ladies when he was putting down the original words….but we all know that it’s not only ladies that need to be/look smashing on the inside… let’s look at when Samuel went to David’s family house to go and anoint a king…Samuel saw the first son ( Eliab ) he jumped at him and said ahhhh..Surely…this must be the next duke of edinburgh …( assuming there’s no royal family)..God disappointed him big time and even lectured him a bit about not judging from the physical appearance…listen to what he said
When they arrived, Samuel took one look at Eliab and thought, “Surely this is the Lord’s anointed!”
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samual 16: 6 - 7 NLT
look at what peter under the influence of the holy spirit also wrote.. ..one thing we should all know is that we are not perfect at once, its like a journey..you move higher each day...
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 of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.1 Peter 3:3 - 4 NIV
if we think that our bodies are our real selves..we are making a mighty mistake..as much as our physical bodies represent us and are a part of us..the real me is the one inside and the real you is the one inside…and I can only wonder how handsome , pretty, cute , loving, patient, wise that real me and you is…but we actually need not wonder, cos we know the things that we do/can do to make this inner me and you as dazzling as brangelina..lol, but do we do those things or we just think …since the me the whole world see’s is stunning I might as well look like an asylum seeker within….or is that an exaggeration..? I don’t know..just look at the person within…and make the right changes abeg ..or you could ask those that have been married for years...ask them if it’s the looks that keep the fire burning :) but without that there’s One that see’s the guy, chic, man, wife, husband, employee, entrepreneur within, that’s who he relates with…not my tailor-made attires..
from me to you. peace n love