Solomon compares a woman who has physical beauty but no wisdom to a gold ring stuck in a pig’s nose. It is a most unfitting sight. It is an irony to see outer beauty where there is no inner beauty of soul. Far too many focus on only outward adornment but neglect to walk in the beauty of holiness with the Lord.
Lord, let us seek after that inner beauty of holiness and not after the vanity of external beauty, which is of no spiritiual value and quickly fades away. Let our focus be on the heart and not on that which is seen by men.