Beautiful People

14 Nov

I know many people who really want to be beautiful.

I go to church with them every Sunday. The people who are most serious about pursuing beauty, are people who are most serious about pursuing holiness, because there is nothing more beautiful to see in a person than true gospel holiness.

Jonathan Edwards explains,

“Holiness is a most beautiful and lovely thing. We drink in strange notions of holiness from our childhood, as if it were a melancholy, [morose,sour,] and unpleasant thing; but there is nothing in it but what is sweet and ravishingly lovely. ‘Tis the highest beauty and amiableness, vastly above all other beauties: ’tis a divine beauty, makes the soul heavenly and far purer than anything here on earth (this world is like mire and filth and defilement, to the soul which is sanctified); ’tis of a sweet, pleasant, charming, lovely, amiable, delightful, serene, calm, and still nature; ’tis almost too high a beauty for any creature to be adorned with. It makes the soul a little, sweet, and delightful image of the blessed Jehovah. O how may angels stand, with pleased, delighted, and a charmed eye, and look with smiles of pleasures upon their lips, upon that soul that is holy; how may they over over such a soul, to delight to behold such loveliness.”

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