Having a Godly Aesthetic
Aesthetic Definition: concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty.
There is a lot of focus on having the right aesthetic, the right look, the right style of the Instagram page all for the sake of aesthetics.
What does a holy aesthetic look like to God's scriptures? Lets see what I have to say about aesthetics
“and the king will desire your beauty. Bow down to him, for he is your Lord.”
Psalms 45:11 CSB
“Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised.”
Proverbs 31:30 CSB
Aesthetics are based on perception
We are concerned with the right outfit and the right feed planner and not of that matters to Jesus.
God looks at the heart. The world only sees what you put on and what you post, Jesus sees what only is available to him: The heart!
We must not be conformed. While I love fashion and wear what I think looks cute on me. I think there is a line that needs to be drawn if you start to look so much like the world that nothing is different, nothing is standing out, nothing is set apart and nobody can see the light of Jesus in you.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
What is Holy Aesthetic?
Don’t let your beauty consist of outward things like elaborate hairstyles and wearing gold jewelry or fine clothes, 4 but rather what is inside the heart[a]—the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 1 Peter 3:3-4
But the LORD said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The LORD doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
1 sam 16:7
For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16
Holiness is being set apart
Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred
The Chew: Focus on what is Holy to God, your heart not your aesthetics
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