1 Peter 3:1-6 – Adorned With Inner Beauty

We have seen that the inward nature of a woman, and a man for that matter, is most important to God. After all, man looks on the outward appearance but God looks on the heart. The inward beauty, which God gives to a godly woman, is something that cannot and will not fade with time. Our outward bodies decline with time and age. No cosmetic company, and no surgery known to man, can stop this process. But, there is a beauty which time cannot erode. That beauty comes from the Lord. It comes from a godly heart, a prayerful spirit and committed soul.

The Lord places emphasis on this inner beauty. Certainly we all want to look our best. For some of us that is more difficult than it is for others. But, divine beauty is available to all.

God places the greatest worth on this inner commitment and holy life. The beauty contest in heaven one day will have nothing to do with outward appearance. There will not be a Miss America contestants or contests in heaven. God will uncover our hearts before our eyes. Some who looked quite lovely in this life, will be revolting when the heart is unveiled. Others, who turned very few heads in this life, will be stunningly beautiful when God shows us their hearts. When it comes to heavenly beauty contest, the last one to be held, the one God judges, is the only one that will count!

Mike Minnix

Read 1 Peter 3:1-6. For all men and women, how does your inner life reflect the things that God finds beautiful? For women, how do cultivate this attitude in the midst of a culture that speaks the opposite? For husbands, how do you encourage your wives in this?

From The Inside Out by Hillsong

Posted on: November 25, 2016 - 8:21AM

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