Blessed Are The Ugly Essay

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Blessed are the ugly, for people will genuinely love them//
Blessed are the poor in stature, for they will be treasured

The beatitudes mark the start of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, and are simple statements that lead you toward the Kingdom of God. Jesus’ words have authority, and if you have read Matthew 5, you know that blessed are the ugly is not in the passage. Have no fear; this is NOT a new commandment that I am writing to you (Scripture is inspired, this article is not). What I believe to be true, however, is the message behind this phrase.
We live in a culture where appearance is everything. If you have Facebook account, you know this fact. Just two months ago, a 34-year-old man in Dubai divorced his 28-year-old wife on their honeymoon
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How does this apply in today’s culture? When a woman is outwardly beautiful, she attracts a lot of suitors, many who only care about her appearance. They love her looks and do not care about her heart. Is this her fault? Absolutely not! She may be a beautiful godly woman, but the people she attracts will not always love her the right way. However, if a woman is plain in appearance (or even ugly), she will naturally attract less shallow suitors. These men are MUCH more likely to fall in love with her inward beauty, rather than her outward appearance. All of the conceited men instead follow after more attractive women, blinded by the lust of their…show more content…
I cannot remember the last time I met someone who I would characterize as “ugly.” This word stems from a lack of self-esteem, and considering we are ALL made in the image of God, we all have inner and outer beauty (Genesis 1:27). If you don’t believe me, ask your mom, dad, or best friend, and I guarantee they will agree with me. Not only are you beautiful, but also infinitely valuable, as Christ gave up his life for you (Romans 5:8). You are a child of the Most High God, and are of indescribable value (Psalm 82:6). Never let anyone tell you anything

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