Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.– Proverbs 31:30, ESV.
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.– Proverbs 31:30, NIV.
Elegance of appearance or symmetry of figure, and beauty of countentance cannot last and will not last. Elegance is marred by sickness. Symmetry of figure is consumed by all ills of life. Charm, however active at present, is deceitful and only serves to blind the poison.
'Tis a lie! The oustside skin might glow by manmade actions whilst the inward part murmurs under the weight of sin.
And, dare cling to charm and beauty as your token of hope? You must not! That which you call beauty is food to the worms. Death will prove to you that thee art but dust, yea, all-meal round to the wormwood — six feet under.
What, then, is the excellent way? "A woman who praiseth the LORD," saith the wise man, "is to be praised." Her grace harmonizes the soul. She is beauty from the inside. Her appearance is not a show, but reality. She does not stay under subterfuge actions, i.e., today this, tomorrow that, etc.
It is a true, lasting, and unfading beauty that honors God as God. Not out of tyranny, but reverence to Him and His ways. A thing not accepted by our modern time Hollywood romanticized culture. But you must not go with the crowd, for, over the course of history, crowds pass disease than you, though hopeful, health of mind and soul.