“Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.” (Psalm 29:2)
One thing about us humans is that we all desire to be attractive for the opposite sex. And the world offers the best products possible to make that desire a reality. But what truly makes a person attractive, or beautiful?
Before we look at the answer to this question, let me explain why we are even on this topic. It’s comical that Christians think that some things are too small to preach and teach on in Christianity. And because of that, we get deceived in certain areas. People love to say that Jesus Christ is the only thing that matters; and while that is true, once Jesus Christ saves us, we are then called to live a sanctified (set apart) life.
But after they are saved, you still have Christians who:
- Don’t wait on God for the husband or wife they desire; and
- Go to all lengths to attract, and be attractive to, the opposite sex.
With these thoughts, I want to point out three Scriptures. 2 Corinthians 4:4, says that the devil is “…the god of this world…” Ephesians 2:2 says he is “…the prince of the power of the air…” Simply put, because of sin, the devil is in control on earth. So one of the areas he’s controlling, an area we think is too small to teach and preach on, is fashion. Genesis 3:1 says, “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field…” And we know the serpent to be the devil, according to Revelation 12:9 and 20:2.
The devil is very subtil in this area. He will have us wearing certain things because it shows off our figure, or because a certain style is “in”; when the whole time, we’re being tricked into looking like the world, and failing to let our lights shine, as Matthew 5:16 instructed us to do. The more we think this subject is too small, the more we fail to realize that 2 Corinthians 5:20 says that we are ambassadors for Christ; and therefore, we are misrepresenting Jesus.
As we started off talking about, it’s understandable to desire to be attractive for the opposite sex; but what truly makes a person attractive, or beautiful, is found in our text verse.
This Scripture says to worship God “in the beauty of holiness.” Holiness (a set apart lifestyle) is beautiful; and the more we become holy, the more God will adorn us with a true beauty that doesn’t go out of style and doesn’t fade away with age.
Let’s allow the Holy Spirit to bring out the beauty in us through sanctification; and stop trying to follow fads and fashion of this world.