Proverbs 31: 30 ~
“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.”
Many of you have probably heard of this verse before, memorized it, or even found comfort in it. I think that it is an excellent verse telling how we, as girls, should act. There are many “charming and beautiful” women in the world, women who spend tons of money and time on their hair, clothes, makeup and bodies. But as Christian girls our beauty should be from fearing the Lord. All of us will grow old one day, so now even when we are young, we need to be working on beauty that will last no matter how old we get.
“A woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.” What does it really mean to fear the Lord? In Psalms it says “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom…” So to have beauty that will last forever we need to fear the Lord. When we fear the Lord we will be beautiful. I hope that “Above Rubies” will help us as Christian girls to work on a beauty in Christ that will last to eternity, something that will not perish or spoil or fade. Wouldn’t it be awesome to be remembered as a girl who had an internal beauty, something that only came from fearing the Lord?