Saturday, May 09, 2009
Posted by: andrew william Post(s) by this bloggerWe have heard this phrase so many times; “don’t look at the outward appearance but look at the inward”, beauty is on the inside….etc
Men ( men here refers to men and women) look at the outward appearance but God looks at the inward. Most people confuse this statement with that we have to look the way God does. You can try it if you want, but you will fail, because you are not designed that way. Lets take for example a job interview. When you go for the interview, what do they look for first, outward or inward appearance? After that, do you think they look for the inward? Do you know to succeed in an interview, it is not how beautiful you look on the inside, but how well you can sell yourself that would convince them what they think is considered beautiful to them.
You only really know the person after getting married
Even with basic laws of attraction, do you think women look at the outward or inward appearance first when they consider someone? You are wrong if you said it’s the inward. They will size you up if you are a success by the way you dress, the way you carry yourself, the way you speak, grooming etc. (Also the car you drive and where you live). You can deny it but it is true. Likewise for men, they look for physical attractiveness and how women carry themselves etc.
After that, do we look on the inward? Yes we try, but we cant. Have you heard of the famous quote; you only know the person when you get married.
The best way to know someone is to watch what the person says and does. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit and vice versa. Out of the outflow of the mouth the heart speaks. Even Jesus never entrusted himself to men, for he knew what was in the hearts of men; and he goes on to say, "no one is good, except God".
I am thankful to God that we are created to be able to see mostly the outward appearance. If we can see the inward appearance, like how God does, I don’t think we would want to be friends with anyone,… not even with ourselves.