Friday, July 30, 2010

The Beauty of Chastity: What Is Biblical Beauty? Part 2

After reading Part 2 of Stacy McDonald's post I was thankful for the two sides of the story she gave in the excess we can go to as women in the name of beauty. On one hand there are Christian ladies who feel the freedom to dress however they please, even to the harm of others. Then there are other Christian ladies who go the opposite extreme and reject any kind of beauty as ungodly and believe they are holy as a result. May our hearts be set in the place where God would have us be, not in the vain imaginations of our own minds.



What is biblical beauty?

In Part 1, we discussed what it means to be chaste, and how even married women are called to chastity (Titus 2:5, 1 Peter 3:2). Today, we will discuss biblical beauty (what it means and what it does not mean).

Biblical beauty and how it pertains to chastity is often misunderstood. We seem to see one extreme attitude or the other. While one side appears to obsess over outward beauty, vainly (and often, carelessly) taking pride in this withering flesh (1 Pet. 1:24), the other side sometimes rejects beauty altogether, attempting to avoid sin through fleshly means (and sometimes taking pride in the attempt).

Have you ever heard the term, "Beauty is as beauty does?" It's a good saying, but I have a better one: "Beauty is when the beauty's His." The beauty of the Lord in us is what makes us beautiful."

And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us; yes, establish the work of our hands." (Psalm 90:17, NKJV)If you are His child, the beauty of the Lord is within you, and it should certainly be evident by the way you treat others and avoid sin; but, it should also be reflected in the way you speak, carry yourself, behave, and, yes, even by the way you dress.

Go Here to read the rest of the post where Stacy McDonald shares about Hillary Hotstuff and Fanny McFrump.

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At July 30, 2010 at 7:04 PM , Blogger Stam House said...

Nice post! I'm heading out to read Mrs McDonald post :-) thanks for taking the time to share this with us!

Renee

 

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