For man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7
Let me begin by saying that this post is by no means suggesting that everything or everyone beautiful and pleasing to the eye should be avoided. Everything that God created is beautiful, and everything made can be positive, influential, and beneficial in our lives.
However, we as a society have become way too conscious of bright and flashy gadgets, and exterior beauty. Lets be honest, someone pulls up in a shiny sports car, often gets a second glance and a smile. While the person driving the beat-up, ticker-mobile…gets frowned upon and needs to get out- of- the- way.
Our celebrities, heroes, and role models are all expected to meet some standard of educational background and beauty. And most of us have been persuaded that they must definitely have it all together.
Admittedly, we put a little too much trust in that which is pleasing to the eye. Never taking a second glance to look beyond the body, perfect hair, clothes, and flashy stuff… as if its an accurate indication of perfect thoughts, pure heart, and prestige. Yes, when we stop to think about it, we all know this is nonsense, but rarely do we take the opportunity to question it.
Lets all become more conscious of this error in thinking, and begin to look at what actually lies before us. Looking beyond the perfect hair, clothes, physical attributes, and all that glitters. Not focusing primarily on the beauty or lack there of….to what is truly presented to us “beneath the surface”.
Everything and Everyone in this world is only a small reflection of God’s beauty, His creation, and His perfection. May we all aim to have spiritual eyes, to see the inner beauty and significance in all things, just as our Heavenly Father does.