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.