Friday, May 18, 2012

11 random Bible verses about beauty

Today I want to give you 11 random Bible verses about beauty. I know that the topic can be studied from various angles, but I did not try to concentrate on specific one. So, you will find some ideas both on beauty of our Lord as well as vanity and brevity of human beauty. Hope you will benefit from the post. 

1. Psalm 27:4
„One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.“

2. Proverbs 11:22
„Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.“

3. Proverbs 6:25
„Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes.“

4. Proverbs 31:30
„Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.“

5. Ecclesiastes 3:11
„He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.“

6. Isaiah 53:2
„He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.“

7. Isaiah 61:3
„...and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.“

8. Ezekiel 16:15
“‘But you trusted in your beauty and used your fame to become a prostitute. You lavished your favors on anyone who passed by and your beauty became his.“

9. Matthew 23:27
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean.

10. James 1:11
„For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.“

11. 1 Peter 3:3-4
„Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, 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.“

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