1 Peter 3:3-4: “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelery and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit which is of great worth in GOD’s sight.”
Each day, we wake up and decide what to wear, how to fix our make-up, and pick the perfect style for our hair. We then proceed to spend hours making ourselves “presentable” – much less Beautiful!
Is this all necessary though? I mean, are we not enough as is? As we were Created to be naturally? Or must we endure hours of beauty treatments to truly be beautiful?
According to this passage in 1 Peter, all of this work is not at all the object of beauty or modesty. Beauty comes from inside – a gentle and calm spirit exuding love and compassion. This is true beauty.
Now, check your heart. Are you loving others, showing of your calm and gentle spirit? If so, your beauty is shining through and will last longer than anything physical will.
Beautiful = Peace & Love.