Gospel Beauty Part Two

Gospel Beauty Part Two August 12, 2014

 

You are so beautiful

 

Should we desire beauty?

 

We know by looking at Scripture that inward beauty is more important than outward beauty, “Men and women look at the face; God looks into the heart.” (1 Sam. 16:7 MSG, Prov. 11:22, 31:30, 1 Tim 4:8). However, particularly throughout the Song of Solomon, we see physical beauty praised.

 

“How beautiful you are, my darling, how beautiful you are! Your eyes are like doves behind your veil…” (4:1 NASB).

 

We also see many women in Scripture being described as physically beautiful: Sarai (Gen. 12:11), Rachel (Gen. 29:17), Tamar (2 Sam. 13:1), Abigail (2 Sam. 25:3), and Esther (2:7), just to name a few. Concrete beauty or abstract beauty? Which one is the beauty we are supposed to pursue as Christian women?

 

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If you missed Gospel Beauty Part One, you can find it by clicking HERE

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  • Abra, these posts are such a blessing to me, and so convicting in that best way ~ like a sharpened chef’s knife through bone & marrow; the cut is only easy and smooth because the tool is sharp. Thank you for speaking the truth in love, and for the grace-filled humility you exude. Christ be praised!

  • I forgot to mention before, that if you have not read Shauna Niequist’s third book, “Bread & Wine: a love letter to life around the table,” it is a GOOD read! (perfect while your bones reknit!) The chapters “Swimsuit, Ready Or Not” and “Hungry” are such blessings, as far as perspective and grace go.

    • That book is on my list, so I’ll definitely bump up the priority on it! Thank you for the tip. Much love to you, Melissa!