BEAUTY FIX (part 3 of 3)

As a beauty I’m certainly no star,
There are others fairer by far;
But my face, I don’t mind it,
Because I am behind it;
‘Tis the folks in the front that I jar.

Is it wrong to “jar the folks in the front?” Is it simply selfish or lax or inconsiderate to accept our imperfections and do nothing about them? As Christians, we must face this question in light of God’s judgment: Is it right or wrong to attempt to correct my appearance as I age, and to what lengths may I (or should I) go and be pleasing to my brethren and my Creator?

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BEAUTY FIX (part 2 of 3)

Roy Lanier Jr. was teaching a class at Bear Valley School of Preaching one day when the topic of women’s beauty fixes came up—things like tummy tucks, liposuction, face lifts and teeth whitening were being debated. His response was, “Old barns sometimes need a coat of paint.”

And it is not just the ladies who are having face-lifts these days; men are increasingly more concerned with their physical appearance. Unlike the old barn that needs paint for preservation and usefulness, men, and women paint and tuck to seek praise and honor from others.

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BEAUTY FIX (part 1 of 3)

Question from a Reader:

“I had never really thought of myself as vain.  As I get older my outward appearance is starting to bug me, but when it does, I have doubts about vanity.  When you do things to improve your appearance for yourself is it a sin?

Gyms take a lot of effort on our part to Lypo without surgery. Teeth Whiting and Life Style Lift has been front and center on TV lately.  Both have caught my interest. I decided to do both and now it crossed my mind that it might not be OK with our Heavenly Father.”

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