Friday, September 30, 2022

A Gentle and Quiet Spirit

 

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Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging your hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel—rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. 1 Peter 3:3-4 (NKJV)


Words of the Apostle Peter to those who were dispersed into five regions of Asia Minor.


His words speak of the inner beauty of the believers of Christ. Per his thought, the inner person is what God sees and deems as our true selves.


I am concerned that our world has worshiped youthfulness, forgetting that people age. Madison Avenue (the advertising industry) has caused us to forget the fact that we are aging. Several of my lady friends have aged gracefully. I have a picture of one of them and her husband in our living room.


Now, please do not misunderstand, there are things we might need to do to our skin. However, there are things we need to do to keep our inner self presentable before God.


#Reading God’s Word

# Applying what it says to our heart

# Living out His Word to others

# Seeking His guidance through prayer


Father God, Please help each one of us to be gentle and humble as we go through our days. In Christ’s Name, I pray. Amen

4 comments:

  1. Amen, Cecelia! Inner beauty is nurtured and developed over time, with God's help.
    Blessings!

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  2. Yes, the inner beauty of the soul is so much more valuable than the external beauty that is fleeting and only temporary. The soul is eternal. We should spend more time "beautifying" our inner spirit and preparing it for heaven, where nothing will see corruption ever again. Thank you for this thoughtful post.

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  3. Martha: Thank you for your observation.Yes, inner beauty is a product of spending time with God. Peace and blessings.

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  4. Pam: We see so much of the outer beauty that is fake. The inner beauty will be what we see when we meet those who went to heaven before us. Thank you for your thoughtful comment. peace and blessings.

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