Monday, March 14, 2011

Outward Appearances


Truly, the man looks at the outward appearance , but the Lord looks at the heart. (1 Sam 16:7)

I have been following this
Blog for awhile. It is written by a pastor's wife who lives with her large family in Idaho. She recently wrote this excellent post on legalism, a subject I have personally been struggling with. Some how she has been able to put into words everything I had just not been able to verbalize.
The Lord has been teaching me so much lately about how He defines a virtuous woman. I have learned that you can look like the picture of virtue and modesty, but if you are unkind, judgemental or a gossip, no matter how lovely you are dressed on the outside, the Lord is not pleased! He is looking at the true intention of your heart!
If you have a few minutes, you might want to take the time to read about this at Life at Providence Lodge.

2 comments:

THE STRICKLEN FAMILY said...

Wow! Amen and Amen!!
That was really good. Ironically, Kevin Swanson spent alot of time on this very subject at the Family Economics Conference.

Love,
Molly

The Dischers said...

Oh! Kelly! What a convicting and well expressed commentary on a subject that we so easily allow to get out of balance. Wow. I forwarded it to 2 different people. I really appreciated her honesty and could very much relate. Praise the Lord for His grace. Thanks for posting.

Love,
Beth