Apr 21, 2020
Good Morning Fellow Travelers,
Read: Psalm 45:6-17 and Psalm 144
The king’s daughter is all glorious within; her clothing is of wrought gold. (Psalm 45:13)
There is nothing more beautiful than a young woman who portrays the character of her King. She does not have to possess a striking physical beauty, but rather the beauty of a holy, pure life. Psalm 144 refers to this beauty as a polished corner stone like a palace. Our daughters find their place in the structure of the body of Christ as they portray the glory of their King. This beauty is an inner glory, radiating outward in humility.
Proverbs 31:30 is clear that outward beauty is vain. In fact, physical beauty may be a hindrance to a young woman. But the combination of outward and inner beauty is truly beautiful. She will be praised if her life reflects the glory of Christ’s holiness! Even those who are less attractive, yet reflect the holiness of Christ, are radiantly beautiful.
Young women like these should grace our churches. We need young women who can bravely stand up for the truth and answer confidently about their hope in Christ. We do not want our daughters to be careless and coarse in nature, for one day they will become the mothers of tomorrow’s leaders.
Young parents, you must begin now. Teach your daughters the fear of God. Teach them the beauty of Christian femininity. Teach them the skills of godly homemaking. Teach them obedience to Christ and His church. Teach them the meaning of true beauty.
Will your daughters be ready to answer when they are asked about their convictions? Polish and prepare them to be corner stones in the palace of Christ.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. (Proverbs 9:10)
~ James Baer