Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Peter 3:3-4 (KJV); Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; 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.
Beauty flows from within and not the outside.
Many insecure people are heavily dependent on external factors as a source of inner strength and confidence. They depend on material possessions, titles, positions and social circumstances to define who they are.
Let us examine the life of Moses. In Exodus 4:10, the Bible says, “And Moses said unto the Lord, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.”
In the Old Testament account, Moses stammered. There was nothing to admire about that.
In the New Testament, Acts 7:22 describes him as a man who was ‘mighty in words.’ How possible was it for a man to stutter and yet be mighty in his speech?
It is because the New Testament writer beheld him from the spirit and not the physical realm. He looked at inner beauty as opposed to outside appearances.
In defining who we truly are, God expects us to always look within because what is seen on the outside is temporary and fades away but what is not seen, that on the inside, is eternal.
FURTHER STUDY: Acts 7:22, Exodus 4:10
GOLDEN NUGGET: In defining who we truly are, God expects us to always look within because what is seen on the outside is temporary and fades away but what is not seen, that on the inside, is eternal.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this word. You are the ultimate definition of heavenly perfection. Because You live in me, I share in that beauty and perfection. I look on the inside to define who I am. My identity is solidified in the things within and never the things outside, to the glory of Your name, Amen.