“Your adornment must not be merely external – braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.” – 1 Peter 3:3-4
Have you ever wondered why Anna Kournikova was at one time the most popular women’s tennis player, even though she had never won a tournament? Actually that answer is not very tough to figure out. From a worldly perspective, the glory of a woman is primarily in her beauty. I realize this makes many successful women resentful and feminists gag, but look at the women who get all the press! Women, if this superficial evaluation of women within our world frustrates you, you might want to consider Christianity and what God’s word says about beauty in a woman. Because in Christ, a woman can have a growing inner beauty that becomes more and more radiant with every passing year.
Think about a Hollywood starlet and an elderly woman. A few decades ago, the starlet may have been an absolute sex bomb. But now that she is in her 80s, all you might see are just age spots and wrinkles. Not a pretty sight! But think about a godly woman that has really grown in Christ. It’s called inner beauty, and that’s the beauty that only gets greater with age. Yes, the wrinkles and age spots are there, but the spirit–the sparkle in her eyes–her countenance–grows more beautiful over time.