Updated: Nov 10, 2021
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I wish you compliments of the seasons and in line of this spirit, I have thought to myself severally, ‘What does God think about beauty and me looking good?’ So I decided to do a little research, and where better than to search in the book that has all the answers right!
"Once you know your purpose, there-in lies your identity which gives a full flag to the uniqueness your beauty signifies."
Read more as I share what the bible says about beauty alongside personal knowledge also
ORIGIN OF BEAUTY
CHARACTERISTICS OF BEAUTY
MAKEUP AND COSMETICS
HISTORICAL BEAUTY RECORDINGS
Exodus 29-30 When Moses came down from Mount Sinai carrying the two Tablets of The Testimony, he didn’t know that the skin of his face glowed because he had been speaking with God. Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, saw his radiant face.(Msg) Another version states his ‘face shone’.
ORIGIN OF BEAUTY
‘Everything beautiful finds it’s origin from God’ Isaiah 35:2
Many places in the Bible tells us that God has beauty and is beautiful; to be created in the image of God means His children are beautiful likewise. See 1 Peter 1:4
This is the very reason why God gives blessings with beauty and like In His nature these blessings cannot be ruined or destroyed.
You were in Eden, the garden of God. You had every precious stone— rubies, topaz, and diamonds, beryls, onyx, and jasper, sapphires, turquoise, and emeralds. And each of these stones was set in gold. You were given this beauty on the day you were created. God made you strong. Ezekiel 28:13
CHARACTERISTICS OF BEAUTY
Inner Beauty has worth
To unveil true beauty, one must be made aware of the fact that one’s inner beauty carries worth and should be radiated.
"1 Peter 3:4 No, your beauty should come from inside you—the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit. That beauty will never disappear. It is worth very much to God."
Beauty is Perfect
When making goals, professionals say not to fall for perfectionism, however, the bible says beauty is perfect,
"Psalm 50:2 God appeared from Zion, the city of perfect beauty"
"2 Samuel 14:25 People really bragged about how good-looking Absalom was. No man in Israel was as handsome as Absalom. Every part of his body was perfect—from his head to his feet."
It is okay for the subjects to think of a royal being as being perfect but even from the lips of royals, it’s said that beauty is perfect.
Song of Solomon 4:7 My darling, you are beautiful all over. Every part of you is perfect.
Perfect beauty has a city. It’s not a one in many chances. But a big place serving many of its kind. Several beauties were described as perfect including King Saul, Absalom, Queen Vashti, Queen Esther, You- my dear fave and I – your favorite physician of course.
Beauty is Holy
This phrase expresses the fact that God beholds the beauty and not only that but deserves worship in the splendor of His holiness.
"1 Chronicles 16:29 Give the Lord praise that is worthy of his glory. Come into his presence with your offerings. Worship the Lord in all his holy beauty."
"Psalm 29:2 Praise the Lord and honor his name! Worship the Lord in all his holy beauty."
"Psalm 96:9 Worship the Lord in all his holy beauty. Everyone on earth should tremble before him."
Have you ever beheld the beauty of nature and reflected in amazement the possibility of all your favorites of nature beheld in one place. God has such benefits and He is definitely pleased with the difference your beauty signifies.
"Also there are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies. But the beauty of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the beauty of the earthly bodies is another. 41 The sun has one kind of beauty, the moon has another kind, and the stars have another. And each star is different in its beauty. 1 Corinthians 15:40"
Stop trying to look like someone still trying to figure out their identity. Once you know your purpose, there-in lies your identity which gives a full flag to the uniqueness your beauty signifies.
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MAKEUP AND COSMETICS
Notice the beauty treatment plan of the virgins in the book of Esther stated six months of ointments and another six months of cosmetics
Beauty is Intentional
Ointments were used as medicines, to treat common skin conditions which had a therapeutic effect on the general outcome of the health. While the cosmetics were used as an added beautification. Note! Certain cosmetics contain certain special medicinal ointments for further treatment underneath while still beautifying on the surface.
Makeup, perfumes, nail paints, hair coloring, skincare products all fall under cosmetics
"Before a young woman could take her turn to go in before King Xerxes, she had to complete twelve months of beauty treatments—six months with oil of myrrh and six months with perfumes and cosmetics. Esther 2:12"
Royal Beauty Can be Worn
"Esther 1:11 He commanded them to bring Queen Vashti to him wearing her royal crown. She was to come so that she could show her beauty to the leaders and important people. She was very beautiful."
Refuse body shaming, be confident in whatever shape you come in. You can have a fitness goal, make plans and set your standards but let them all be at your pace and to your satisfaction.
"Psalm 45:14 Clothed in beauty, she is led to the king, followed by her bridesmaids."
"When Jehu came to Jezreel, Jezebel heard the news. She put her makeup on and fixed her hair. 2 Kings 9:30"
This sure sounds like a special occasion to me, yes Jezebel was tagged a wicked woman, yet she had a confidence that delivered her results which is one that can be learned.
Beauty can be ruined and degraded
As sad as it is to state this fact but beauty, when ruined is not worth spreading
"Israel, your beauty was ruined on your hills. Oh, how those heroes fell! 2 Samuel 1:19"
Beauty, when misused is degrading.
" A beautiful woman without good sense is like a gold ring in a pig’s nose.Proverbs 11:22"
Beauty gives fame
"You became famous for your beauty, all because I made you so lovely!’” This is what the Lord God said. Ezekiel 16:14"
Beauty can deceive, It tempts.
How you decide to use beauty, plays an impact on others.
"Proverbs 6:25 Such a woman might be beautiful, but don’t let that beauty tempt you. Don’t let her eyes capture you."
"Proverbs 31:30 Grace and beauty can fool you, but a woman who respects the Lord should be praised."
"Ezekiel 16:15 “But you began to trust in your beauty. You used the good name you had and became unfaithful to me. You acted like a prostitute with every man who passed by. You gave yourself to them all!"
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Historical Beauty Recordings
Beauty attracts Beauty.
When the Queen of Sheba visited King Solomon she did bearing gifts.
"1Kings 10:10 Then the queen of Sheba gave King Solomon 4 1/2 tons [“120 talents” (4140 kg).] of gold, a huge amount of spices, and precious stones. She gave him more spices than anyone has ever brought into Israel."
This gifts she came bearing were, of course befitting of a royal body, as in the latter part of the verse it states that never again were such a quantity of spices ever brought into Israel.
Spices can be used for a variety of purposes from health, beauty, perfumes and more yet to be uncovered. Imagine the lavishness the royal house must have experienced from her gifts.
Several speculations have been recorded to the identity of this queen owing to the amassment of her wealth and desires, which superficially boils down to the intellect of a powerful woman ( for her to be able to quiz the king and test his wisdom, she herself must have been wise) This royal meeting ended with the queen of Sheba leaving with all she desired and asked for, besides what he had given out of his royal bounty He gave her more than she brought to give him
[The excuse for her visit, of course, would be her desire to see the famous king. Part of her motive was curiosity about Solomon, who enjoyed a reputation for being a shrewd judge of character and a learned scholar as well. This is part of the truth. But she was certainly interested in the possibility of trade with Solomon’s thriving kingdom
The main theme of the Queen’s story The power of an intelligent woman. The Queen acts as Solomon’s equal. She knows her own worth. There is a message here for all women.] http://www.womeninthebible.net/women-bible-old-new-testaments/queen-of-sheba/
2 She traveled to Jerusalem with a very large group of servants. There were many camels carrying spices, jewels, and a lot of gold. She met Solomon and asked him all the questions that she could think of. 3 Solomon answered all the questions. None of her questions was too hard for him to explain. 4 The queen of Sheba saw that Solomon was very wise. She also saw the beautiful palace he had built. 5 She saw the food at the king’s table. She saw his officials meeting together. She saw the servants in the palace and the good clothes they wore. She saw his parties and the sacrifices that he offered in the Lord’s Temple. She was so amazed, she could hardly breathe!
In summary, before you make any hard decisions
We want you to realize based on the scriptures that are popularly used to guilt women about cosmetics and physical beauty in general occasionally quoted from the letter Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Corinths and Peter
"1 Peter 3:2 Your husbands will see the pure lives that you live with respect for God. 3 It is not fancy hair, gold jewelry, or fine clothes that should make you beautiful. 4 No, your beauty should come from inside you—the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit. That beauty will never disappear. It is worth very much to God. 5 It was the same with the holy women who lived long ago and followed God. They made themselves beautiful in that same way. They were willing to serve their husbands. 6 I am talking about women like Sarah. She obeyed Abraham, her husband, and called him her master. And you women are true children of Sarah if you always do what is right and are not afraid."
Only scripture answereth scripture;
Romans 14:23B And if you do anything that you believe is not right, it is sin.
reading a few verses above explains how sin is equal to a lack of faith. If you attend a fellowship where cosmetics are frowned on, you have all your options there, you either comply fully with your heart or leave, same goes for adornments and every other common misplaced concern. Remember love is the only outstanding debt we should owe. Are you feeling depressed, ugly or low-esteemed? Know someone that will benefit from this article, pls share it with them. let this article boost your confidence and hope. You are beautiful, allow that beauty to be unveiled the right way.
Let us know how we have encouraged you, cleared any doubts or started up a conviction. Feel free to leave your comments below.
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N.B – All scriptures otherwise stated were quoted from the ‘Easy To Read Version’ which has fast become one of my favorite versions.