The Right Things on the Inside

June 25, 2011

“For as he thinks within himself, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

Have you heard that the fountain pen is making a comeback? After many years of neglect, fountain pens are once again in vogue. Made of fine materials and carrying a high price tag, they are now part of the well-dressed, executive look.

There is something interesting about fountain pens. They may look great, but unless they’re full of ink, they’re really not very useful. Without the right things on the inside, the outside is useless.

The same is true of people. We spend money and time to make the outside attractive. Looking good outside may impress people, but unless there’s something inside equally attractive, the outside is merely a covering for ugliness. You see, only God knows what is inside of us. He looks at our heart and our spirit. What does He see in you? Is it ugly, or is it good? The good news is, He offers us a gift, His Son, who will make us beautiful from the inside out. Outward appearance is important, but unless there is something good inside, it’s merely a covering for ugliness.