What’s on the inside?

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One day as I perused the TV stations for something to watch, I came across a popular show. A young lady and the new man in her life had just gone out on a date. As he escorts her to her apartment, she invites him in but he refuses. He says he wants to get to know her better before they take the relationship to the next level. After the shock wears off, she spends half of the 30-minute show trying to determine what’s wrong with her. She cannot believe that he wants to wait and spend time getting to know her. She doesn’t understand what that means!

The show grabbed my attention because it portrays a young woman placing all her value in a man’s desire for her. It shocks me that she can’t understand that a man could want more than sex from her. In addition, the fact that other woman watching this popular show may perceive the same thing about themselves distresses me even more. The moral taught to the viewing audience: a woman finds her value in sexually pleasing a man.

I thank God that He doesn’t think that little of me. He is interested in my inner self because that is where my beauty and worth lie. God wants to develop my character which above all endures after my outer beauty and youth fades. I want to know a man like that. I want a man that will love my inner beauty, whose love will endure as we grow together.

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes.  Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight (1 Peter 3:3:4).


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