In this culture we have a billion dollar cosmetic industry.
Research shows that in a recession, women spend more on their external appearance. One report even speculates that women may try to improve their beauty in hard times because they feel it will give them a competitive edge over men in the workplace. It might also be possible that improving the outside is easier than improving what is on the inside.
As women of the Lord, we can be assured that what we have to contribute is far more valuable than beauty and charm.
Just a few verses from Proverbs 31:28-31 show us what the Lord describes in women of noble character.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Whether you are married or single, young or old, working in the home or away from your home, you have a great purpose in this life. The work of your hands, the words from your mouth and the light of Jesus you shine wherever you go will be a great reward. The Lord holds your beauty in His Hands and admires the person that you are and the person you are yet to be. Focus on the relationship you have with Christ, and you will radiate His Love without wearing a stitch of makeup! The awe you have for your Lord and Savior looks really good on you!
There is nothing wrong with looking your best but there is no amount of mascara or lipstick applied that can ever compare to the inner beauty God gave you!