Stunning on the Inside
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Stunning on the Inside

Every once in a while one of my undergrads delivers a great line.  This morning we were discussing the value of personal appearance and the topic roamed to very plain people marrying spectacular looking people.  One of the jocks on the back row spoke up and said, “The outside is a perk.”  There it was – the perfect description for what really matters.

David was one of the beautiful people set.  The Bible even says, “He was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to.”   David also had an eye for beautiful women.  Remember Abigail, “A woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance.”  All this has a bit of irony in it considering the context of Samuel selecting David after the Lord said to Samuel, “Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him (Eliab): for the LORD sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.”

However, even as good looking as he was David knew the truth about what really counts.  After his almost unforgivable sin against Uriah, David wrote, “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

Realizing that very few of us have ever seen ourselves in 3-D, (photos and the mirror being 2-D) let me help you to feel better about yourself if you are as common as the rest of us.  You look much better in 3-D than in 2-D.  That’s very good news.  You are better looking than you think you are and hopefully absolutely stunning on the inside

Written by Roger Bothwell on March 23, 2011

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