Tag Archive | Beauty

Who Decides Beauty?

In relation to the quote yesterday about Truth what is beauty?

Is beauty in the eye of the beholder like many say?

Is there a source of beauty just as there is a source for truth?

Can beauty come from someone without the Lord?

Is all beauty God’s beauty?

Can a non-believer paint a beautiful painting that glorifies the Lord even while rejecting the Lord?

Can a composer compose a beautiful piece of music while hating the Lord?

Or on the other side, is everything the world says is beautiful, really beautiful?

Does all the world’s music glorify the Lord and exhibit beauty, even if the world says it is beautiful?


Food, Beauty and Control – Genesis 3 Traps

In Genesis 3:6,  we find three traps that Eve fell into.

Genesis 3:6 (ESV) So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.

During the True Woman Conference there was a breakout session on this very topic.

TW 2010: Has Food, Beauty or Control Captured Your Heart?

In a breakout session Friday afternoon, Bob Lepine of the daily radio program FamilyLife Today unpacked from Genesis 3:6 three areas that tend to trap and even enslave women: food, beauty and control.

Here are some of Bob’s insights:

  • Food. Women are more likely than men to suffer from eating disorders, to do emotional “binge” eating and to be obsessed with healthy eating. Even an obsession with healthy eating can become an idol in their lives when it takes on proportions it was never meant to have in their lives. …

So do any of these areas in life enslave you?

Have they become encompassing idols in your life?