Jewels

Most woman just loves the glitter and glamor of precious jewels set in gold or an array of valuable metals.  They decorate themselves with it frequently.  Are these the jewels that will stand the test of fire that God will send on each of our lives?  How does God want godly woman to to beautify themselves?


A Quiet Place to Stand - Rachel Weaver

...in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength. In returning and rest shall ye be saved....” Isaiah 30:15

“Be still, and know that I am God....” Psalm 46:10

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him....” Psalm 37:7

...He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul....” Psalm 23:2,3

Come ye yourselves apart...and rest awhile....” Mark 6:31

We live in a land full of hustle and bustle, noise, commotion, and coming and going. There is something to do, somewhere to go, and someone to talk to every minute of the day. Gone are the quiet woods, the peaceful countrysides, and the long winter evenings by the fireside.

Instead, telephones ring, computers and electronic gadgets beep and hum. Music is available on every hand. Even if we have chosen not to be connected to the television and the radio, our world is filled full to the brim with sound and activity.

A Self-Examination Test - John Wesley

These are the 22 questions the members of John Wesley’s Holy Club asked themselves each day in their private devotions over 200 years ago:

Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite?

Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate?

Girls: Faults and Ideals (Part 3) - J.R. Miller

Now I turn your thoughts away from faults to ideals. The second question was: "What are some of the essential elements of character in your ideal of true young womanhood?" Here also I can give only very few of the answers received.

Girls: Faults and Ideals (Part 1) - J.R. Miller

"Cleanse thou me from secret faults." PSA. xix, 12. "The King's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold."--PSA. xiv. 13.

Girls: Faults and Ideals (Part 2) - J.R. Miller

Another fault mentioned is the lack of moral earnestness. "Frivolity, arising from want of purpose in life," one names, "even the most sacred duties and relations being marred by this frivolousness. The best years of life are wasted in small talk and still smaller reading, tears and sighs being wasted over a novelist's creations, while God's creatures die for want of a word of sympathy."

God Uses Clean Vessels - T.K. Hershey

Preaching
From “The Evangelist”

Tobias Kreider Hershey was born here in Lancaster County in 1879. At eight years of age he felt the desire to become a missionary. He was converted at age 17 and the next year was appointed superintendent of a nearby mission Sunday School.

How Do We Prepare Our Youth Girls for the Future? - Helen Leibee

Young converted girls in the home bring so much joy, vitality, and sweetness to the home. They are wonderful helpers, companions, prayer warriors, and encouragers! They teach us now! Yet their days of training are not over. Just as many people in the world will spend a fortune training their youth in colleges, we still want to invest our time, love, and prayers in the continuing of our young peoples’ preparation for life! They are a treasure and the future Kingdom of God should Jesus tarry.

Humility - Tammy Wollman Stoltzfus

At any cost, O Lord, for any price
And may I never call it sacrifice
There is one grace, one thing I must possess
Humility is what I need, I’ve none, I must confess.

This wretched pride I fear possesses me
And keeps my Lord from drawing close to me
It causes me to serve myself, and yet
Turn away when others cry, “Help.”

In Pursuit of Virtue - Judith Yoder

What is a virtuous woman?
Indeed,
that is an intensely momentous question.
For how can we attain that which we cannot define?
After sundry attempts to attain the ultimate,
a conclusion has been reached.

Kindness - Author Unknown

Gentleness is enumerated, by the apostle, among the “fruit of the Spirit,” and yet there are some apparently religious men to be met with, in whose make-up gentleness does not hold a conspicuous place.

The "Women's Liberation" - Jean Hunter

She's free from women's hair styles which dominate the world.
She needn't get her hair cut, she needn't get it curled.
She's free from wearing make-up, from wearing jewelry, too.
She has an inward beauty shining through.