Reflections From The Bible And Life

Who Needs A Makeover?

Tobit 2:9-14; Psalm 112:1-2, 7-9; Mark 12:13-17

How many of us wake up feeling depressed over our looks, and are mostly concerned with what others would think about us? I, too am guilty of such sometimes. The bible teaches us that since God made us like Him, He doesn’t require us to be any different for Him to love us. While we may experience disapproval from different people, their opinions don’t really count. The important thing is that you look good for the Lord. Be good and follow Him and His ways, and you don’t have to worry about anything else. The people around you don’t have the power to grant you eternal life and happiness. They are just the same as us. So let us not have peer pressure or be pressured to do things that we will regret later, just for the sake of popularity and acceptance by a group of people. While we may accept the fact that we don’t fit by their standards, we shouldn’t be affected by that group of people, for we are one and the same in God’s eyes.

Jesus Himself was tricked by the lawmakers in His time. They asked Jesus if they should offer their money to God or to the emperor. Jesus simply asked them to look at their money and made them see whose face was on the coins. The answer was offer to the emperor what is his, and offer to God what is His. There’s man’s standards, but then again, there’s God’s.

For those without bibles, you can visit: Oremus.org

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2 responses

  1. Another great post. I think Frank Viola sums it up PERFECTLY in his book “From Eternity to Here” when he says that The Song of Solomon is a love poem to each member of the body of Christ. How the king named each part of the Shulamite by name is describing each of us individually. Because Jesus has cme for a bride, and we are a part of that bride, and the Lord only accepts perfection, so he perfected us with his sacrificial death on the cross. I recommend the book highly. Here’s a GREAT review of this GREAT book.
    http://jamaljivanjee.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/why-this-book-review-is-the-most-important-article-i-have-ever-written/
    That book changed my iife

    March 8, 2011 at 5:36 pm

  2. Wow! The last book I read was Purpose Driven Life (which is another good one) but that was years ago. I read the reviews from the link you posted. Sounds like an intriguing book worth reading. I shall grab my copy soon as I have the time. Thanks for the tip! 🙂

    March 8, 2011 at 9:53 pm

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