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TOPIC: Preferred Adornment [Open Heaven for Teens 10 August 2022]
MEMORISE: But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. 1 Peter 3:4
Also Read: Open Heaven 10 August 2022 – Letters To The Smyrnan Church I
READ: 1 Peter 3:1-4
In today’s Bible reading, a comparison is made between outward and inward adornment. The outward adornment is corruptible while the inward is incorruptible. Also, the outward adornment is about the body, that is, the kind of clothes, jewellery, hair-do/hair-style, make-up, shoes et cetera, while the inward one is about the soul – that is, ones character. Unfortunately, young people focus and spend so much on their appearance from clothing to make-up, accessories et cetera, yet are haggard on the inside.
My dear, physical beauty is good but spiritual beauty is better. There is no crime in being handsome or beautiful. There’s also no harm in dressing gorgeously but it is way better to pay more attention on your inward adornment. Work on your character, engage in spiritual exercises such as fasting, praying and meditating on God’s word. The interesting thing is, when you pay more attention to your inner beauty, it will reflect on the outward appearance. If you are beautiful inwardly, you will be beautiful outwardly. Outer beauty without the corresponding character is vanity.
Invest in your inner beauty because it will reflect on your outward appearance.
HYMN: Let Others See Jesus In You
Let others see Jesus in you,
Let others see Jesus in you;
Keep telling the story, be faithful and true,
Let others see Jesus in you.
Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.