De-emphasizing Strength and Beauty

De-emphasizing Strength and Beauty – Exalting Wisdom over Youthful Lusts

The strength of men is natural. It leads to protection, economic growth, and athleticism. These things are natural and not sinful. But when they are overemphasized, it leads to greed and violence.

Roman/Babylon culture overemphasizes youthful strength, competition, and sports.

In the Kingdom of God and Hebrew Heart culture of a called out Congregation, we must de-emphasize strength and overemphasize the Fear of the Lord.

We must learn to give verbal praise and take pleasure when our young men fear the Lord and keep His commandments more than in their strength and athleticism.

Psalm 147:10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. 11 The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

1 Timothy 2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. [competition]

Mark 9:34 But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.

35 And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.

Doing this on purpose will help us be free from youthful lusts, the deceitfulness of sin and the corrupted world system.

The beauty of women is natural. It leads to procreation, family growth, and fashion. These things are natural and not sinful. But when they are overemphasized, it leads to lust and violence.

Roman/Babylon culture overemphasizes youthful beauty, sexuality and fashion.

In the Kingdom of God/Hebrew Heart culture of the Called Out Ecclesia, we must de-emphasize beauty and overemphasize the fear of the Lord.

We must learn to give verbal praise and take pleasure when our young women fear the Lord and keep his commandments more than in their beauty and fashion.

Proverbs 31:30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

1 Timothy 2:9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; 10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.

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;

4 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.

Doing this on purpose will help us be free from youthful lusts, the deceitfulness of sin and the corrupted world system.