What Is Contradictory To Beauty In The Bible

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Contradictory to beauty of the world, the Bible also acknowledges the beauty of faith. However, I am going continue the two verses I used in the paragraph before: 1 Samuel 16:7b, 1 Peter 3:4. Earlier, I mentioned the context of 1 Samuel 16, along with God’s indicating to Samuel that, when looking for a king, the outward appearance and stature were not important. Extending off the first part of 1 Samuel 16:7, God tells Samuel the difference between what a man looks at and what God, himself, sees, “for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7b). Although God may be talking about what he wants in the new king in context, this verse is further more talking about the beauty of faith. As humans we tend to first judge someone on their appearance. We look at what they may be wearing or how well put together they look. God said that the outward appearance does not show whether someone is faithful to the Lord. What shows a person’s actions, faith, and beauty is the heart. The heart, in this verse, refers to the inward moral and spiritual life of a person. The beauty that the Lord sees is what is in the heart. Furthermore, referring back to 1 Peter 3, Peter begins these verses by telling his readers that beauty is not external. This type of beauty is worldly beauty. What beauty should we be yearning for though? “But let it be the hidden person of the …show more content…
Throughout this paper I was able to look at the subject of beauty two different aspects: the beauty of the world and the beauty of faith. Through these two different aspects, I was able to argue that the connotation of real beauty is what God sees. God sees what is in the heart through faith. What the world sees as beauty is not a joy forever. Desire to seek for the inner beauty of faith that will bring joy

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