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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Do beautiful women make good wives?

Today Maina wa Kageni and Mwalimu Kingangi were talking about beautiful women. Apparently, there are beautiful women who know that they are beautiful such that some men claim that they cannot make good wives. Mwalimu said that such women can show you proper matharau.

My Human Opinion

To define beauty is difficult. For you to call someone beautiful he/she must fit your definition of beauty. But let's face it, there are universally beauuuutiful people on this Earth. I am yet to find a human being, both male or female, who doesn't find Halle Berry attractive.

Anyway, whatever way you define 'physical beauty', if you find yourself in that category it's wise to always remember that it will not last. The wrinkles will come and gravity is going nowhere in the foreseeable future.

I know some beautiful women who have let their beauty get into their heads, maybe because there is nothing else there. But I also know some beautiful women who have amazing behaviour, who are godly, smart, elegant—who simply wow you; from when they enter a room upto when they open their mouths. When the former open their mouths, you cringe. And if you marry such, woe unto you.

My Biblical Opinion

Our God is a God of beauty. Look at nature. Look at wildlife. Look at the skies. Look at the mirror.

There are many Biblical characters who were extremely physically attractive. Sarah, Joseph, Rahab, Rachel, Rebecca, Ruth, Queen Vashti, Queen Esther, David and Bathsheba (Brangelina of their times), Absalom, Queen of Sheba, the list goes on.

However, God NEVER uses outward physical appearance to determine what is beauty. God looks at the inner beauty, the state of one's heart.

1 Samuel 16:7

 7 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.”

Some of these characters, who were noted for the physical beauty, were a disappointment on the spiritual front. Like Sarah, who lacked her husband's faith. Or Saul, who was disobedient to God, Or David and Bathsheba, you—you know their story.

Now, to settle today's topic, see what the Bible says to women:

1 Peter 3:1-5

 1 Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, 2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 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. 5 For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands,
Which kind of woman should be praised?
Proverbs 31:30
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Another hard-hitting verse.
Matthew 23:27
27 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean.
Are you beautiful—for true?

1 comment:

Classic 105 Reviews said...

Someone gave a perfect summary on another forum,
"Good wives are beautiful women"