A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. Ps. 37:16
Well, we’re not really talking about money in our blog — but this verse applies to us, anyway. Aren’t we always tempted to compare ourselves to the richly beautiful and skinny people on television? We see their tiny arms, slender legs and flat stomachs and we feel like blobs of goo in comparison.
But just take a peek at the celebrity magazines. What do they talk about? This beautiful skinny person just caught her husband cheating on her. That skin and bones movie star was admitted to rehab for drug addiction. And on it goes. They may have beauty and fame, but not the true riches of love and security.
There are exceptions, of course, but the point is, we should treasure our true riches instead of longing to look like the famous folks. Take a good look at your life. What do you have that is better than the “treasures” of the television celebrities? Maybe your beauty falls in the “little” category, but if you have the joy of knowing the Lord, you have great riches!
Besides, have you ever been to a nursing home? Can you tell by looking at these folks who was a great beauty and who was average or even homely? None of those things matter in the end. What matters is how we use our lives and if we make them count. Let’s keep our eyes on the true goal. We want to lose weight to be healthy so we can serve the Lord better and longer. That’s better than the beauty of the celebrities!
Eating to live and living for Christ,
Susan Jordan Brown