Have you ever wanted to tell somebody off? You know, share a little piece of your mind. Get all up in their face and let them know what’s up? I mean really. Let’s just take off our tiaras for a minute. I just need to know if sometimes, you just want to let somebody that has been pushing your buttons know that they can push no longer.
I’m not saying that this IS you – I’m just posing the question – but if it is, if ugly looks good to you every now and again, then keep on reading.
When we have had it up to there with a situation or a person, and we choose to let our minds linger every so slightly onto the other side of righteous living, we may find ourselves thinking of ways to convey what we are feeling. Whether it be anger, disgust, irritation – you name it, the list goes on and on.
If we allow those negative feelings to take root and have their way, they can fester … and then we are really in a world of trouble. Festering sores are no good to anyone. I mean really, would you really like to have a rotten, stinking, cankerous sore on your body? Not so much. Not when it can be avoided. Thus with the same zeal that we move to heal up pus-filled nasty sores that may strike our body, we have to be extra-vigilant when it comes to our spirits.
And that’s what we’re going to talk about in this post – when ugly looks good – even though it is never good. It’s never, ever good. And, just one more time for clarity and so you can’t say that I didn’t tell you – it’s never good.
The first reason is that we are to reflect God’s glory. Ugly can look good but it cannot be good because it is opposite from God.
As his children, we are to reflect His image. Man was made in the image of God [Genesis 1:26]. You can search all of Scripture and you will not find God acting the way we do. God’s ways are not like ours. He doesn’t need to call us up to tell us off nor does he need to consort to tactics that we may implore to get our misguided point(s) across. Why? Because He’s God. He works everything out according to His plan.
Therefore, to be on the same page as God, we need to stop and think about His character when our ugly tries to come out. And, let me tell you, it will scream to try to come out. It wants to tell so-and-so a thing or two. But y’all, I exhort you to practice some godly restraint. And in so doing – maybe then ugly won’t look so good but instead, with Christ-focused eyes, our sinful hearts will look so bad … so putrid – that we are convicted to change so that our hearts match his.
Stay tuned. We’ll explore this more. On tomorrow, we will explore more reasons why ugly can look good but never be good.
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