Q: Speaking of eyebags, outer garments, physical appearances…. How can an old wife “entice” a straying husband when she barely has her own money for wants, unable to go to skin clinics or change wardrobe, etc…” Of course we have to live to be a Proverbs 31 woman, & ISam16:7, IPet3:3-4. Kung sa old joke po, “how do you change a problem when your problem is your face?” Hahah
Dear sis, the declarations of our mouth will make God cringe/ grieve/ disappointed if we insult His design.
You are created in His image, a temple of His Holy Spirit. You are fearfully and wonderfully made, knit together by Him.
Businesses with vested interest succeed in convincing us that a certain “look” is needed in order to be beautiful. But what is needed is not those externals which do not last.
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
2 Cor 4:18 NIV
Every man has a God-shaped vacuum in his heart that he wants to fill with fake replacements. The closest thing that will fill that space is the Christlikeness (God in you) of a woman. Let that woman be you, God’s chosen appointed wife with the calling of suitable help-meet. So don’t waste time consorting with the enemy and believing lies meant to steal kill and destroy; don’t allow him to stumble you in heart, mind, words.
The sooner you set your mind to pursuing Gods word and ways and obeying, the better off you are.
“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is…Instead, be filled with the Spirit,” Eph 5:15-18 NIV
Being good stewards of the good and strong physical earthly tent God provided and maintaining it well to be presentable is good but the focus should be the inner beauty.
“The same goes for you wives: Be good wives to your husbands, responsive to their needs. There are husbands who, indifferent as they are to any words about God, will be captivated by your life of holy beauty. What matters is not your outer appearance… but your inner disposition.
Cultivate inner beauty, the gentle, gracious kind that God delights in. The holy women of old were beautiful before God that way, and were good, loyal wives to their husbands. Sarah, for instance, taking care of Abraham, would address him as “my dear husband.” You’ll be true daughters of Sarah if you do the same, unanxious and unintimidated.”
1 Peter 3:1-6 MSG