God created beauty, and He’s woven into us a love for beauty too. We know how to clean up real good! We can make pretty! And we should.

But these words from 1 Peter 3:3-4 bring a beautiful balance between inner and outer beauty, and they remind us which of the two is most important to God: ‘Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewellery, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.’