The word beauty is used to express what is pleasing to the senses. Beauty is an assemblage of graces, or an assemblage of properties in the form of the person or any other object, which pleases the eye. It is hardly possible to define all the properties which constitute beauty, because beauty consists in whatever pleases the eye of the beholder.
I am not one for beauty simply for the purpose of vanity, but more for the pleasure of pleasing my husband. My husband is my lord in the same way that Sarah called Abraham her lord. I want to do what pleases my lord and I know that it pleases him when I look my best. I have gotten a little lazy in the area of looking my best…I am guilty of not fixing my hair, or putting on makeup. I have also gotten into the habit of dressing in tee- shirts and sweats.
My reasoning for not getting dressed up is, “If I’m in the house homemaking all day why should I get all dressed up and run the risk of dirtying something pretty?” But just a few weeks ago I began thinking “Why have the nice clothes, if not to wear them for my husband?” I couldn’t come up with a logical reason as to why I make it a priority to dress up to go everywhere, but into the presence of my lord (husband).
“Bring Vashti the queen before the king with the crown royal, to shew the people and the princes her beauty: for she was fair to look on.”
So beauty, armed with virtue, bows the soul
With a commanding, but sweet control
Job 40:10 Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty
Outer beauty by it’s self is not my goal, it’s simply a fraction of my role as a women, wife and mother. The day that I married my husband I took great care in preparing myself for him and I am recommitting myself to making my outer beauty a priority.
Esther 2 :12
The young women were given beauty treatments for one whole year. The first six months their skin was rubbed with olive oil and myrrh, and the last six months it was treated with perfumes and cosmetics.
Psalm 45:11 So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.