Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Modesty: The Chief Citadel of Beauty and Virtue

 Modesty is the chief citadel of beauty and virtue. It is freedom
from conceit or vanity; it is propriety in dress, speech and
conduct. It is always comely, pleasant, attractive-looking,
becoming, pleasing in tidy appearance.

Rebekah demonstrated a beautiful modesty when she saw
Isaac for the first time....she took a veil and covered herself.
Sobriety means habitual inner self-government. A thrilling
and wonderful truth.... that the ornament of meekness and
loveliness in spirit “is in the sight of God of great price.”

There are those who feel that a few little sins – peccadilloes,
or a tiny bit of worldliness will keep them humble and
happy, but these are the little foxes that spoil the grapes of
grace in our lives. Sin humiliates, but it does not make one
humble. If sin made one humble, then Satan would be the
embodiment of humility. On the contrary, he is the epitome
of pride.

We are never told that Dorcas preached with her lips, but her
life was full of good works. I had rather see a sermon than
hear one any day.

~J.E. DeVore

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

Proverbs 31:10&30

King James Version (KJV)

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