Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A word from Proverbs...a beautiful woman...

"A beautiful woman lacking discretion and modesty is like a fine gold ring in a pig's snout." (Proverbs 11:22)

How fine is a beautiful gold ring when you picture it in the nose of a pig??

Have you seen a woman that fits this description? I have, and it's always surprising. She has all the physical beauty that is attractive, but her attitude and manner and often her words are something entirely different...

What I know for sure is that I have seen behaviour at times in my own life that in some way reminds me of this pig... and I don't like it!! When I lose my temper, or nag, or gossip... or a whole list of things that we know we are capable of.... that ring just fits!

I don't want to look anything like this pig, and guess what?? ...God doesn't want me to either!...

I love the Proverbs 31 description of what a beautiful and Godly woman looks like. I have also known many of these women, and that is my prayer for my own life. Once again, it's a daily choice... my way or God's way!


9 comments:

Shirl said...

Good message with a delivery that makes a lasting impression.

Debbie said...

Yes, we go back to those choices we have to make. God's way or our way? I want to chose God's way more often. After all, I don't want to look like that pig picture. Been there and done that before ...

Love you sis,
Debbie

Saleslady371 said...

The graphic is a hoot! I too want to avoid this trap. More of Jesus for sure!

Sassy Granny ... said...

Now that's an image I'll not soon be rid of! But it's so true: we women can put the oink on things in short order.

Thank you for the precious reminder. Truly it is the gentle & quiet spirit that garners God's esteem.

Blessings & hugs,
Kathleen

Rita said...

What a beautiful description of a beautiful woman Prov 31 is. Hopefully we can become that woman instead of the one who gossips, nags and all the other things that the Lord doesn't want us to do.

Jackie said...

Hey Sonja!
WOW I'll never look at a pig the same......and I don't ever want to look or sound like that!! Oink, Oink! Praise Jesus for His Word that transform us and the promptings of Holy Spirit "checking" us!!! Great illustration!

Praying for you and yours!

He is Faithful!
Jackie

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Have you been hiding in the corners of my house lately? Honestly, this could have been my profile on several occasions this past week. Seriously, but for the grace of God go I. How I need my Savior's refinement in every facet of my "temple."

Thanks for the encouragement.

peace~elaine

lisasmith said...

this verse makes me laugh after what i wrote about today...

hugs, Sonja!

Just Be Real said...

Makes me smile this post. Sonja, so very true. Blessings.