Pr. 11:22 tells us that, “As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a lovely woman who lacks discretion.”
Discretion is the ability to keep private things private, the ability to make wise choices about the words that come out of our mouth, and the ability to make wise judgments about how to behave and speak in certain situations.
Discretion is currently one of the most lacking abilities in our world. Beauty and attention are 2 of the main priorities in our culture and beauty is worshiped, sought after, and is a billion dollar industry. Regardless of how lovely we may look on the outside, The Lord says that if we have no discretion, we just look like a pig with a gold accessory. If we have no discretion, we live and bathe in filth, we cause disease to our relationships and we love to feed on slop. How unhealthy and unlovely that truly makes us.
Where does our true beauty lie? Pr. 31:30 tells us that, “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praise.” There is no beauty product in the world that can shine brighter than Jesus within us. If we set our eyes on the things above we will be able to see what’s real and what’s truly important.
As in everything else, we can gain wisdom and the ability to be discreet by simply asking The Lord for help and staying in God’s Word. Without Him we can do nothing, but With Him…anything. Help us, Lord, to love you and to love discretion so we can truly be the beautiful creations You made us to be.
Perfect song to accompany this post. Enjoy. “Captivate Us” by Watermark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO6uyJcBclw
Come on, ladies!! Let’s set a new trend. 🙂