So a friend of mine posted a scripture on her facebook status the other day, and it got me thinking. It’s one that I’m quite familiar with, but for some reason it resonated with me in a different way than it has the last 200 times I’d read it.
“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.” (Proverbs 31:30)
My first thought was…wouldn’t it be great if I thought about fearing God as often as I thought about how I looked? That if I could just remember the Almighty God and Savior was with me every time my sons bothered me, or my husband told me no, or my chores were being ignored, or an indulgent show came on tv, or I’m in to big of a hurry to be patient and teach my boys- if I could just remember to fear Him as often as I look in the mirror. I mean sometimes I change my clothes five times before leaving the house (It’s a good thing I don’t leave the house everyday!). Sometimes I do my make-up and hair even if no ones around just to feel like I look good. Perhaps even beautiful. I’m not saying there is anything wrong with wanting to look nice all the time. What I’m trying to say is:
Wouldn’t it be nice if Fearing God came as naturally as caring about our looks?
I was playing potato heads with my boys yesterday and made up the Mrs.Potato head with most of her accessories. It gave me a good chuckle because she looked Ridiculous! I was reminded of Proverbs 11:22 “Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.”
I wonder how often I accessorize, and beautify more than I subconsciously Fear the Lord with discretion… What’s the point in being pretty if I don’t have that inner beauty that is so precious to God?
Anyway, there are a few pondering from this Lady Potato Head aiming for something more!