Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.
This whole chapter talks about being a wise wife. If you're a boy, this may sound boring to you, but there are some things you can learn from this, too, even if you have to wait some more years to apply it.
So, girls--This verse says that beauty doesn't last. Even if you're beautiful in your teens, as you get older, you will get wrinkles, and gray hair, and other things to make you 'not beautiful'. This shows us that fearing God—honoring Him, believing in Him, and following Him is more important.
And boys--One of the shows my kids and I enjoy watching is Duck Dynasty. In one of the episodes, Grandpa Phil is telling his teen grandsons to not just look at a girl's appearance (which won't last) but to see if she carries around her Bible and fears God. This is the type of girl he encouraged them to date.
And, whether you are a boy or a girl, you have a Mom. She may not be that beautiful, but if she is following the Lord and teaching you these Proverbs, I think she is probably a woman to be 'greatly praised.' You should tell her thanks for all she does for you and give her a big hug!
Dear Lord, please help us to not only think and care about how we and others look, but how they act, too. Please help us to be kids that fear you and follow you. In Jesus' name, Amen.
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