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Pastor’s Corner

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Well it’s another day to walk in fellowship with the Father. Today we come to a challenging verse.

Prov. 11:22 “A beautiful woman who lacks discretion is like a gold ring in a pigs snout.”

Just a little background, in ancient times a nose ring on women was a sign of beauty, loyalty, importance and honor to her husband, family or kingdom. Almost equal to a crown, ear rings, necklace, bracelet, etc. (Gen. 24:47)

Having raised pigs as well as had a pig for a pet, I can tell you that for to a pig his nose is his equivalent to our hands, and a ring in his nose is an irritant to the pig not an honor. It would for the pig be a bother. Kind of like trying to brush your teeth while wearing a boxing glove.

So you may ask what is the concept Solomon is trying to convey?

He is trying illustrate for us the value of inner beauty over external beauty. A person of wisdom, kindness and compassion is of great value to the lives of all people; over wearing a tuxedo to a camping trip, or a valuable pearl necklace to milk the cows.

I hope this makes sense, if you were dealing with a hurricane would you stop to change earrings or put on a wedding dress?

In other words, We should place greater value on discretion over beauty.

Go with wisdom from God and he will make you a person of true beauty.

Lakeside Baptist Church


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