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Thu. Aug. 17, 2017

Is It Bad to Be Beautiful? (Asking for a Friend)

Category: General
By: Paul Carter


This morning in my Bible readings, I read a passage that reminded me of a question I’ve been meaning to chase down. The passage was 1 Samuel 9:2:  “And he had a son whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. There was not a man among the people of Israel more handsome than he. From his shoulders upward he was taller than any of the people” (1 Samuel 9:2 ESV).

Why does the Bible make such a big deal about the physical beauty of Saul? It isn’t something you’d expect the Holy Spirit to make mention of and yet, the topic comes up more frequently than you might imagine.

Why is that? What is the significance of physical beauty in the Bible? Keep reading...


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