We are made in the image of God
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.(Genesis 1:27)
These images that I have posted below, show me the inner beauty that radiates from Jesus’ face and eyes.
I’d like to think that beauty shines out of people and this is certainly true of these images of Christ. What makes up the inside from the soul and spirit reflects who and what you are on the outside.
If there is hatred inside people, it will manifest itself in how they present themselves to the world. The way they dress, the way they put on their make up, the words they choose to speak, the gestures they use, all become the non-verbals that speak volumes of the person. I know that social media would have you look and think a certain way but they’re not interested in pleasing or respecting their creator God. They are not interested in attracting God’s favour. In 1 Corinthians it says… “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.”
People can become confused because they think they have to dress a certain way to belong but God says in Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but women and men who fear the Lord are to be praised.
1 Timothy 2:9 Likewise also that women and men should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire.
For example… take the archangel Lucifer, the name, Lucifer, means ‘day star,’ or ‘son of the morning.’ Many recognize it as an alternate name of Satan, the fallen angel. But prior to his downfall, Lucifer was a magnificent being, his beauty was incomparable, he was established by God to be the angel of worship, one whose ministry surrounded the heart of heaven. Lucifer was created to dwell eternally in the throne room of heaven, in the very presence of God (Ezekiel 28:14). Of course his appearance changed because He no longer reflected God’s beauty.
So then, what is it about a meeting of people where we either warm to someone or not within the first five minutes of meeting them? How can we make such a quick judgement? Could it be whether they reflect the inner beauty that comes from God? So I say, focus on what is good, beautiful, praiseworthy and pleasing to God and let that inner beauty speak for you. God will reward your efforts.
Psalm 37:44 Seek your happiness in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desire.