___God isn’t telling us in these verses that we shouldn’t take care of
ourselves and be clean and neat. He is telling us that when we truly love
the Lord and follow His commands, it gives us a beautiful peacefulness
and gentleness. He is also telling us to clothe ourselves in godly qualities.
This godliness sort of shines through in our eyes, our faces and our
actions. In fact, it outshines fancy hairdos, expensive jewelry and fine
clothes. So clothe yourself with godliness--that kind of beauty doesn’t
fade, but draws people to us even when we get old and gray!
1 Pet 3:4-5 Instead, 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. For this is the way
the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves
beautiful . . .
Col 3:12 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe
yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Your beauty should not come from
outward adornment, such as
braided hair and the wearing of
gold jewelry and fine clothes.
1 Pet 3:3
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