1 Peter 3:3-4
Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.
These verses are about the inner beauty of a person, and many of us were raised being taught to not judge a book by its cover. Obviously that saying is true, otherwise it wouldn’t have lasted so long.
But these verses are also about what is really important and what is really required for any relationship to survive.
…the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit…
It’s not about a submissive, quiet, be seen and not heard partnership between two people. It speaks of letting a compassionate, loving, kind, and righteous heart be that which supersedes all. For with that heart, two can live as one. Two become one as two souls nurture an entity of one.
This I have been blessed with. Each day, week, month, and year that entity of one made of two, becomes stronger and deeper. It is a peace and pleasure the worldly cannot give anyone.
My only real and substantial fear in life is losing that kind heart that is a part of me.
I would say to anyone, if you have been blessed as I have been blessed, then every day treasure:
…the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit…
Return in kind what you have been given, which in God’s sight is very precious.
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