Yet, we are led to know…
- The quality of behaving or speaking in such a way as to avoid causing offense or revealing private information. Similar:Circumspection,care,carefulness, caution, wariness, chariness, guardedness, tacttactfulness, diplomacy, delicacy, sensitivity, subtlety, consideration, prudence, judiciousness, judgment, discrimination, sense, good sense, common sense, kid gloves. Opposite:Indiscretion, rashness
- The freedom to decide what should be done in a particular situation. “It is up to local authorities to use their discretion in setting the charges” Similar:Choice, option, judgment, preference, disposition, volition, pleasure, liking, wish, will, inclination, desire.
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.
And we pray:
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 Man. You Father are all the beauty I need/want/desire; shine through me LORD, Amen.