A Gentle And Quiet Spirit
But let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. (1 Peter 3:4 ESV)
This Scripture is enlightening us about what true beauty really is. A lot of people are obsessed with their bodies and their outward appearance but pay little attention to the inner man. True beauty is the beauty of character and personality that comes from the inner man.
The beauty of God is His Character. It comes from His personality and shines light to the world. God’s character is spotless without flaw because He is perfect in goodness, mercy and kindness. He is love and selfless sacrificial love is beautiful.
But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
A good, kind, humble, polite and gentle person is a beautiful person regardless of his or her outward appearance. Men look at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart. If you have ever witnessed ugliness, wickedness and evil from a very handsome or pretty person you will truly understand that physical beauty is deceptive if it is not accompanied by good character. It is nothing without love, gentleness, humility and kindness.
May we all put on the true beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit in Jesus name.