Diamonds vs. Pearls
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Because I am going to be traveling and visiting with family over the next month I am going to have a few guest posts on the blog for your reading enjoyment. Today, I have Kayla Lindsey – again! She guest posted last week a post called: “Interdependence.” I hope that you will enjoy reading from her again. I know many women will relate to this beautiful and encouraging post.
Beauty. There is nothing like the beauty of a gem. Women love jewelry. We have all heard the expression, “Diamonds are a girls best friend.” Diamonds are the hardest substance currently known to man and are created by intense heat and pressure. The thing about diamonds though is there needs to be a sculptor. A diamond is only valuable when it is sculpted by the work of a man’s hands.
- Matthew 13:45-46 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.“
In these verses, we see a merchant who gave everything for a pearl. One little pearl. Why is a pearl so valuable? After all, a diamond is the gem everyone wants. A pearl is the only gem that is the most valuable without the work of man’s hands.
Women will spend hours on their hair and makeup trying so hard to be accepted by men. We want to be diamonds. We often forget that we are created in God’s image which is perfect. God made us exactly the way He wanted, and he does not make any mistakes. We are a priceless gem created much like the pearl.
- I Samuel 16:7 “But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.“
- Proverbs 31:30 “Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.“
- Song of Solomon 4:7 “Thou are all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.“
- I Peter 3:3-4 “Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; 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.“
- Psalm 139:14 “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.“
Kayla Estelle Lindsey is an Army National Guard wife. She and her husband, Kyle, reside in Northeast Ohio. They teach the children’s Sunday school class at their church and are involved in many other ministries. Kayla suffers from PTSD, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis. She hopes that with these struggles God will use her life in many ways. She enjoys writing, cooking/baking, and watching movies with her Handsome. She is the CareBlast and Girls Night Out Coordinator at Wives of Faith. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter @armywife9092 (and maybe a blog someday too!). Contact her at email@example.com.
I just read your blog about Diamonds vs. Pearls, very well written! I came across your page as I was looking for articles on pearls similar to the book that I have written and published. Last month I released my book “I am a Pearl: A Woman’s Guide to Understanding Her Pain, Process, and Purpose”. It is based on the parable of the pearl in Matthew 13:45-46. You touched on some of the same priniciples that I wanted to convey. My heart’s desire is that women would see themselves as God sees them; as precious pearls.
Great job with your blog! Check out the site and the book if you have time. http://www.wynterpatterson.com
Wynter Patterson Davis
Thank you so much for commenting and visiting! I did not write this post, a guest write did, but forwarded her your comment! I checked out your devotional too, thanks for sharing it looks good! 🙂