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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