1Peter 3  Inner Beauty:  Let your beauty be “the inner person of the heart, the lasting beauty of a gentle and tranquil spirit, which is precious in God’s sight.”

Although written to first-century women who were married to “disobedient husbands” this quality of one’s inner beauty should be as valid a desire and goal for all women---married or single or divorced or widowed. So gals let’s talk about this quality for a minute.

Peter specifically notes that a woman with these qualities is “holy” which takes us back to chapter 1: “like the Holy One who called you, become holy yourselves in all of your conduct,” which then takes us back to chapter 3 where it says “holy women long ago adorned themselves in this way.” Did you notice the key is “holiness?” Your lasting beauty is sheltered in your heart and that leads to holiness.

Kay Daigle writes “our primary adornment is to be in the heart” It applies to every part of our lives and is then the preciousness of being a woman of God.

Did you notice that Peter doesn’t say that the beauty comes from our voice—and in fact, Peter notes that women are not to be “preachers” to disobedient husbands but to win them “without a word.” Peter is saying it is our spirit---the real “me” inside that he is to see.  

So on a scale of 1 to 10 how are you doing today ladies?



Published by Gaye Austin