Memorise: But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. 1 Peter 3:4
Read: 1 Peter 3:1-4
Bible in one Year: 2 Chronicles 10-13
Those called to take part in the beauty contest at
Shushan the palace during the reign of Ahasuerus were more than just
virgins. They were also fair and young.
"Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king." Esther 2:2
In other words, virgins who were not beautiful were naturally exempted
from the pageant. This is about what makes them outstanding among
virgins, what makes them attractive. It is common for employers in need
of fresh university graduates to request graduates with a second class
upper grade, yet they will do everything it takes to grab the very few
first class graduates. Those with a second class lower grade will be
less appealing to them, while those with third class may hardly be
considered. This means, by their grades they are sought or ignored.
Their grades either make them attractive or repulsive. What is in your
life that is making you attractive? It is not enough to be a virgin. You
must be a beautiful virgin. Many sisters spend a lot to be physically
attractive but barely do anything about making themselves beautiful
inwardly. In the Christian faith, the inner beauty is more important.
"But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not
corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in
the sight of Cod of great price." 1 Peter 3:4
Naturally, people are attracted to someone who is beautiful or pretty.
There is a natural pull from the beautiful fellow to the beholder. It is
not only women that need this inner beauty but every virgin in Christ.
When your spirit man is decorated with priceless treasures as meekness
and quietness, your life will suddenly begin to pull people towards you,
even when you lack physical beauty. If a lady is physically beautiful
but internally ugly, she will repel good men who are coming towards her
by her internal state. Even when physical beauty attracts the right men,
it takes the internal beauty to sustain that relationship. It is the
fruit of the Spirit that beautifies virgins. This is why you must give
every attention to prayerfully and practically cultivate the fruit of
the Spirit without which, you will be disqualified from heaven's
Prayer point: Father, thank You for saving me. Lord, let Your beauty
radiate in and through me that it may attract everyone I should attract
into Your Kingdom.