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“The Power of A Woman’s Appearance”

There is something special about the beauty of a woman! Adam said it so beautifully in Genesis 2:23 “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh, she shall be called “Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” A real beautiful woman is beautiful from the inside out. However, the outside appearance of a woman is the first thing that is seen. This week’s focus is on the power of a woman’s outward appearance.

What does the Bible say about a woman’s appearance?

In my recent study of the book of Queen Esther, something stood out to me like never before. Queen Esther was courageous and willing to risk her life by going to see the king without being summoned. After spending some time fasting, Esther 5:1 -2 says; “On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the palace in front of the king’s hall. The king was sitting on his royal throne in the hall, facing the entrance. When he saw Queen Esther in the court, he was pleased with her and held out to her the gold scepter that was in his hand.” After the King “Saw” Esther, he asked, “What is it, Queen Esther?” In other words, Queen Esther looked so good and appealing to the King’s eye, he was ready to give her whatever she wanted.

God used Esther’s appearance to grant her access to the king. She didn’t have to say one word, it was her appearance that spoke. That’s powerful!! This confirms that men are attracted by sight and that the beauty of a woman has an impact on a man. The funny thing about a beautiful woman is that she comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, and ages. So ladies don’t feel like you have to be thin or young to be beautiful. There is no one look. She can have natural hair, permed hair, weaved hair curly or straight. She may have no hair at all, but she is still beautiful.

What does it take to be beautiful?

Maintaining a beautiful appearance takes time and intentionality. In Esther 2:12 we learn that Esther spent twelve months getting beauty treatments, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with perfumes and cosmetics. My mother always said, “It pays to be beautiful!” There is certainly a price to be paid.

As we close out Women’s History Month, I want to encourage all women to continue to be the beautiful queens that God created you to be. If you are married, be sure that your appearance pleases your husband. If you are single, don’t feel like you have to put everything on display to get a man, leave some things to be discovered. God is able to allow your husband to see you at the appointed time. Spending daily time with King Jesus is one of the best beauty regimens that any woman can have.

Until next week,

Carolyn

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2 thoughts on ““The Power of A Woman’s Appearance”

  1. rukiyatg on said:

    Such great points! The book of Esther is filled with surprise gems.
    Everyone appreciates a person who has taken time on their appearance- our husbands or partners especially.

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