From Mount Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines in glorious radiance. - Psalm 50:2
What is beauty? There is a beauty of form and figure that catches the breath by its sheer symmetry. Then there is the beautiful supple strength of the athlete. But we are thinking “outward.” What about the “inward,” the beauty of a bright mind, for instance? The writer of Proverbs 31 warned, “Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the LORD will be greatly praised” (Proverbs 31:30).
The most radiant beauty of all is spiritual beauty, that inner tranquility that comes from a meek and submissive spirit resting at the Savior’s feet. Moses prayed that the beauty of the Lord would be upon his people. When David had placed the ark of God inside the tent that he had pitched for it, he offered burnt offerings and told the people to worship their Lord in the splendor and beauty of his holiness.
Romans 10:15 tells us that the feet that take the gospel to the lost are beautiful. But how perfectly beautiful is our Savior Jesus! Beautiful in love, holiness, forgiveness, and grace! If we will only pray the prayer of Moses as we worship Christ, the Lord will think us beautiful too. We will hear our Savior whisper, “How beautiful you are, my beloved, how beautiful!” (Song of Songs 4:1).
For Further Study: Psalm 50:1-23
Excerpted from The One Year Devotions for Women, Copyright ©2000 by Jill Briscoe. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers. All rights reserved.
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