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Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Follower of Christ, husband of Abby, member of Kosmosdale Baptist Church, and tutor/staff member at Sayers Classical Academy.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Brief Note on Proverbs 11:22

As some of the men from Kosmosdale Baptist Church have been teaching through Proverbs on Wednesday nights, tonight my friend Tim Scott came to Proverbs 11:22--

Like a gold ring in a pig's snout
is a beautiful woman without discretion.
(Proverbs 11:22 ESV)

I had read this verse a few times before while reading through Proverbs, and it always made me chuckle, but I'd never taken time to give it serious consideration. Tim did an excellent job (as he usually does) explaining the text and drawing specific practical applications.

One of the applications he drew was that inward beauty is more desirable-- and more to be sought after by Christians-- than outward beauty. In this regard, he referenced 1 Peter 3:3-4--

Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.
(1 Peter 3:3-4 ESV)

Anyway, many other good things were said, but I write this here as a reminder that even the seemingly silly verses from God's Word are actually great truths.

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