Inner Beauty vs. Outer Beauty, which one is more important? is an ongoing debate. To me, both are important in life. However, if you want to choose only one between these two, I will stick with the inner beauty. Outer beauty is nothing but the beauty of skin, and the inner beauty is the purity of soul.Once Kate Angell, the author of Richmond Rogues said, “Outer beauty attracts, but inner beauty captivates.” If you ask me, why inner beauty is more important than outer beauty, my simple answer is outer beauty may fade out but inner beauty last as long as you are alive.
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Bible Verses On Inner Beauty
What does the Bible say about Inner and outer beauty? Bible is in favor of inner beauty. If you read the Bible Versus given below, It will be clear to you-
1 Timothy 4:8
Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is much more important, for it promises a reward in both this life and the next.
1 Peter 3:3-4
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
2 Corinthians 4:16
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self his being renewed day by day.
But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.
and the king will desire your beauty. Since he is your lord, bow to him.
Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I exposed you before kings, to feast their eyes on you.
Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.
1 Samuel 16:7
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”
Inner Beauty vs. Outer Beauty:
Here is my explanation why inner beauty is more important than outer beauty-
What is Outer Beauty:
Outer beauty, which I prefer to call external beauty; is a physical beauty that plays an important part in attracting people towards you. As it is external, it’s what everybody sees, even from far.
What is Inner Beauty:
Inner beauty or internal beauty is beauty in us that people from afar do not see. Those close to we appreciate it and it’s what makes people long to be with us. It’s soulful.
Secret of Happy Life:
As we live in this world, many people spend most their time looking in the mirror, Tuning and fine tuning their faces and their looks until they think they look splendid and acceptable. People spend lots of money just to look good. I have nothing against this. Actually, I like people who take great care of themselves and their looks.
Even with great looks, some people are still lonely; they find themselves with no friends. Their friendships don’t last that long. They wonder if they are cursed or not; maybe an old little evil witch has cast a spell on them.
Some people don’t have great looks, but millions of people adore them. They live fulfilling lives and are happy, and this is what every human being seeks. It makes some people wonder why inner beauty is more important than outer beauty.
It Defines Who You Are:
Inner beauty is by far important than outer beauty because it extends beyond the inside. Inner beauty defines who you are, outer beauty, defines what you look like and who is attracted to it.
Inner beauty goes beyond the looks. It’s what radiates from you. It’s about the message you convey to people. It’s about what you think and feels about yourself. It is not limited to the eye only; it’s what gives that emotional and intellectual connection to the outside world.
Inner beauty is associated with having a great personality and character. True beauty starts from inside. It begins by appreciating who you are. Even those who with great outer beauty, if they have no inner beauty, then their beauty goes to waste. Beauty is one’s perspective of themselves portrayed to the outside world. Without any form of inner beauty and believing in yourself, outer beauty has no significance in one’s life.
It brings out the best in you. It makes you confident in yourself and the world around you. It causes you to search and find the best in humanity. You do not only live for yourself, but also for the common good of everybody around you.
Outer beauty is equally important as well; it is not meant to be overlooked. Outer beauty represents the lengths people are prepared to go to look good. It physically brings out the best side of humans.
In general, outer beauty attracts people to ourselves and inner beauty keeps those people coming back to you. Unless if you are a model and get paid to look and stay beautiful, then you have no use for inner beauty. Though outer beauty may get you a nice seat at a poker table or free ride to work, it can’t guarantee you that your second cousin your in-laws will share a turkey with you at dinner table come Thanksgiving holiday.
Secret of Natural Relationship:
Inner beauty keeps your friendships and relationships going. People fall in love with your inner beauty. People generally admire it.
Outer beauty intimates most people. These externally beautiful people are considered to be rude and impolite, which may or may not be true. It is important to note that some are gifted with both inner and outer beauty. They are everybody’s favorite.
When it comes to relationships, people fall in love with physically beautiful people whom they “show” around like trophies, but are not ready to keep them. A few people are secure being with them.
Many people like associating and sharing lives with inner beautiful people because they are friendly and great to be around. Beautiful people don’t only wait to be complimented; they feel it inside. You are not beautiful for other people to envy you, but you should be beautiful to feel great about yourself. Beauty lies inside all of us, whether great or small.