Proverbs 31:25-31 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Where are all those popular kids from High School? You know, the ones everyone seemed to like. Admit it, somewhere deep inside even you liked them just a little too. I wonder what they are doing now. I do not see many of them on TV or read about them in the papers. All that popularity was good for a short time. However, what is it good for today? What about that knockout beautiful girl, or the drop-dead good-looking guy, have you seen any of them lately?
The fact is that popularity, or the favor of man comes and goes. It seems to change from year to year. Beauty, physical outer beauty that is, also changes. This does not mean people are no longer attractive, but it is a simple biological fact that our bodies change with time.
However, the character of a person, who they really are is often remembered. A man or woman who loves the Lord and has deep-rooted Godly morals seems to have a special quality about them others cannot imitate or explain. They are often referred to by phrases like “He is a good man,” “she is a godly woman,” or “there is something about them that is different.”
The book of Proverbs ends with an admonition to let the inner beauty from God shine through our lives. Why, because that displays our character, and that goes on forever. People respect God-fearing people even if it appears that they do not. Let God shine through you.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
Today, people are going to form an opinion about you. You, and only you can choose what that opinion may be. Nevertheless, you do not have to develop your character alone. Ask God today to help you be all that you can possibly be for Him. Then people will automatically see the best “YOU” ever, because they will see “JESUS” in you.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Revelation 17 – 22 / Proverbs 31:25-31
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Zechariah 11-14 / Revelation 21
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