I mean, who doesn’t love hearing something positive about themselves?
Reference: v.5 Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel.
Your hair is like royal tapestry;
the king is held captive by its tresses. (TNIV Bible)
Explore: There are so many beautiful people in our world.
My local check-out chick has amazing eyes; my neighbour has hair that always sits perfectly; my café barista has truly elegant hands; and the handy man at work has a winning smile.
I notice beauty in many of the people who surround me, however, I often don’t say anything to them. These are all people I hardly know and it seems a bit strange blurting out something that you appreciate about them.
However, every time I have had the courage to let them know about their amazing features, they always seem to love the compliment. I mean, who doesn’t love hearing something positive about themselves?
Application: There is something to be said about the authors of Song of Solomon, they certainly were not shy in expressing what they loved about each other.
While we don’t need to go into as much detail as they do – particularly with people that we don’t really know – it would make the world a more positive place if we were quick to speak out compliments to other people.
When we read through the Bible, we hear constant affirmations from God to all of humanity. One way that we can be Christ-like is to speak love and affirmation into others to build them up to be all that God has created them to be.
Prayer: Lord, you have created everyone beautifully and with great purpose. May You open our eyes to see the good in others. Amen.
What beauty can you see in people today? Be brave and tell them what you see.
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.