Day 11 – Proverbs 11
“As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout, So is a lovely woman who lacks discretion” Proverbs 11:22
Sharing photos and videos on social media has taken the world by storm. It has revolutionized the way we do business, share life events and just get to know whats going on in each others lives. It has also become a platform to boost ones ego. The more likes, the better. People can get caught up in just wanting to get likes that they are always thinking of the next photo they are going to upload or their next video they hope will go viral.
“As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a lovely woman who lacks discretion.” A gold ring is of high value but a pig will never value it. It parades itself around confidently but disregards the valuable jewel it carries. A beautiful woman disregards her value and treats it carelessly.
Many beautiful women have low self esteems (men too). They get thousands of followers on Instagram and get thousands of likes. This makes them feel valued. The saddest part is that the cyber world is a filthy place. Who knows who is saving your pictures? And doing what with them?
Fathers are very protective over their precious daughters. No one must come near them or harm them in any way. God’s value for His daughters is just the same. He does want his most prized possession getting filthy in a pig sty.
1 Peter 3:4 Do not let your adornment merely be outward, arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel – rather ; let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.”
Father, you love us with an everlasting love. Our prayer today is that you allow us to feel your LOVE and not rely on the false love that we experience through acceptance on social media through likes and followers. We are the apple of your eye. We are your most prized possessions. We are of great value. Help us to understand our value and to have discretion. Our place as your children is not in a pig sty. You have set us up to be men and women of great honour and respect. We invite you today to embrace us as father would his daughter and to reassure us of our great value in You.
In Jesus name…