“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” Romans 3:10
A nice lady who was blogging about a beautiful specimen of a woman who could be a seductress and indeed had gone through several hardships over her feminine beauty in dealing with men or even in a love/romance relationship always being eventually disappointed, hurt and damaged but going on to fight the next battle with determination and a stubbornness to prove herself right. The blogger thought of her as a brave warrior because she kept dusting herself off and going on to the next skirmish or battle in life mostly in dealing with men as they relate to her beauty and femininity. She asked why does the world look at this woman with contempt and judge her some kind of failure when it was the men and world that failed her!
This blogger was asking what was this other woman’s mistake? I think seeing the woman as not doing anything wrong was this nice lady’s misconception, as she isn’t perfect, so she must make mistakes! The blogger continues saying, how in every relationship she, that most radiant beauty, was the victim by men and the world, how she was the one who was used, betrayed, abused ultimately causing her great suffering both emotionally and mentally; yet, the patriarchal world or society looks upon her and addresses her as a sinner! Of course when we look at this circumstance clearly we have to know that we are all sinners, the men, women and the society or, “ways of the world” by which men and women can live by, or not let that become their trap and vicious cycle of try and fail over and over.
I believe this blogger was seeing this woman too much as a two dimensional being and agreeing with her failures due to seeing it as a matter of depending on self only; not seeking the higher calling for her being alive to begin with. This limiting perspective will only fail each and every time anyone sets themselves against the world and thinks they will find a way to beat it and come out on top by sheer determination or just learning how to fight the world harder, while perhaps learning the ways of the world better and go along for the ride. That will always lead to doom; and here is why in my humble opinion.
There are lines we must not cross regardless of personal perspective or even upbringing, because God will judge all human beings by what is truly in their own heart! What fills that heart is the sum total of all one’s life experiences, but, the great equalizer is “Conscience” and every person has one excluding the exception of a sociopath or pure evil which does exist. One must learn through life to choose carefully what actions or behaviors they display or elicit from others for that can become a pathway to temptation and sin which are the ruin of humankind from the original fall from grace when Adam and Eve transgressed God, who is God, the Omnipotent always right in all matters, no exceptions. So, that is who we should attune our hearts to nothing else, not worldly fashion or promise nor the allures of fame and fortune nothing will bring everlasting peace and happiness to any soul unless it is through God Almighty the Creator of the universe and we broke humans. It starts with humility and people today lack it sorely putting themselves and some others up on high pedestals, which is complete folly and some stay on that path thinking they are god-like which is what pagan ancient civilizations produced in Greece, the Roman Empire or Mayan among many other empires, which even went as far as human sacrifice in their evil behavior. So yes, there is benevolence and there is actual evil in the universe and mankind is plagued with the dilemma of this dichotomy, the choice is up to each person, but, all have the opportunity I believe to turn things around before they are doomed! The pure example of this is when God came as one of us to say this will be the only way to redeem the fallen sinners, if I God suffer their punishments and transgressions out of my eternal love, but, all they have to do is appreciate and accept this gift from God showing in their heart of hearts by faith in Him, that they believe in Him and will do His will not their own; which even while God Jesus was dying for all our sins on a cross an illustration of this forgiveness was made.
When Jesus was on the cross, there were two criminals beside Him. One of the criminals hurled insults at Jesus. But the other one said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Jesus answered him, “Verily I say unto thee today, thou shalt be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:43 That criminal did a lot of bad things in his life. But, God showed him right then that there is hope and Jesus is it, the Savior who will judge and forgive those who humble themselves and have faith in Him.
photo courtesy of: ICON Productions-Mel Gibson “The Passion of The Christ”
Does the bible give the names of the two thieves on the cross next to Jesus? According to Nicodemus, their names are Dismas and Gestas. Gestas made fun of Jesus, while Dismas rebuked Gestas.
What this tells us is we are the instrument of our own destruction or salvation “through Jesus Christ” by making the simple decision to turn to Jesus and ask for forgiveness or reject Him and be banished for eternity! biblestudyresources.org
“Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, Vanity of vanities! All is vanity” (Ecclesiastes 1:2,
Romans 8:20 says that all creation was subjected to vanity because of God’s curse. When Adam sinned, God cursed all that He had made (Genesis 3:17–19). In other words, perfection was lost. All of creation is now falling short of its original purpose; rather than working in harmony with God and creation, inhabitants of the earth have turned on each other and against God. We still reel from the effects of that curse. Everything meant to be right side up is upside down. The chaos and insanity of the world as we know it are due to the fact that God has subjected creation to vanity until the time when it will be set free (Romans 8:21).
At the root of all vanity is self, which demands to be protected at all costs. Self cannot co-rule our lives along with the Holy Spirit. God will not share His throne. That’s why Jesus calls us to die to self in order to follow Him (Luke 9:23). Vanity is an enemy of the Spirit and must be constantly brought to the cross and crucified (Galatians 2:20; Romans 6:1–6). gotquestions.org/Bible-vanity
Lawrence Morra 6/25/2020
“Women’s Beauty Sin or Curse?” We’re all Sinners, seeking God’s guidance, His will through Jesus Christ is the only way to turn from all sins of this world. Amen.