Tuesday March 28
Bible Reading: 1 Peter 3: 1 - 7
Topic: Incorruptible Beauty (I)
Beauty describes the appealing appearance of someone or something.
Apart from natural beauty like that of flowers, most times beauty is a product of conscious arrangement of things in proper order.
For men or women, it is the "outward arranging of the hair, wearing of gold, putting on of fine apparel e.t.c. but, after some time, this beauty fades, gets corrupted or out of fashion"
Our text today speaks of a beauty that is incorruptible, which comes from the inward man and radiates the life of a Christian.
This beauty is borne out of a life of gentleness, submissiveness and a quiet spirit. It does not become corrupted or out of fashion, rather it attracts people to the Lord through you.
It has the capacity of winning people to Christ (1 Cor. 7: 16)
Many marriages today are facing challenges because this divine virtue is missing.
While it is good to be beautifully adorned, it is better to work on the hidden person of the "heart" - thoughts, habits, character.
Therefore let us search our hearts and note where we are falling as an individual husband or wife and be prepared to change our ways.
Do you desire a good wife or a good husband? Pray to be one yourself.
Lord help me to be the person You designed me to be for I pray in Jesus Name, Amen.
Memory verse: 1 Peter 3: 3
"Whose adorning, let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold or of putting on of apparel"
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)