This week's lesson revolved around submission and beauty. What caught me was Peter's description of a beautiful wife.
"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."
~ 1 Peter 3.3-4
Sue Edwards asked these questions....
When do you feel beautiful? What do you think has influenced this assessment of yourself?
Nothing like hitting to the heart of low self-esteem / self-confidence. Brutal honesty doesn't allow me to answer positively. Why? Because I believe the culture in what is considered beautful, not what God considers beautiful. Unfortunately, it seems easier to believe the world.
How might your life change if you adopted God's assessment of your beauty and ignored man's?
I need to focus on God's truths about me, not the world's. How? By immersing myself in His word and repeating it over and over again until my mind and heart believe.
If you are following along in 1 Peter, what is God showing you?