Charm is deceitful
and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the LORD,
she shall be praised.
LORD Jesus, we praise You for You have made each one of us. Oh that we would grasp how precious we are in Your sight and how wonderful You have made us through Yourself and for Yourself. We were made to be Yours. Hallelujah! Enable us to live our life for You and to Your glory alone. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.
Stefan just finished our 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle of the LORD’s Supper this weekend. Well, actually, it is not complete — and it will never be completed, I’m afraid. You see, 999 pieces were inserted at the right place, but one piece is missing. That makes the picture incomplete and totally useless for framing and putting it up on the wall.
The missing piece reminded me of today’s verse. What good will our charm do? How foolish we are if we believe that our beauty is everlasting. In the end, will it really matter to us that we attended one of the best or one of the worst schools there are? Do degrees really make way to all there is in life for us?
No matter how many qualities we do have, if the most important one is missing where to will this lead us in life — in this life and the one to come?
Do you want to know what happened to the missing piece?
I found it while cleaning through the house on Friday. Missy, that’s short for Mis(s)-Chievous, one of our dogs, is the one who is responsible for this. She must have thought that it is a treat and so she tried to eat it, but spit it out since it did not fit her taste at all.
Sadly many people refuse to know more about the fear of the LORD. They might pick it up to find out more about it, but usually they start choking or spitting it out because it does not taste according to their wishes.
Ask God to teach you the fear of the LORD today.