For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his Wat like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the LORD has blessed. Today, I want to lay the biblical foundation for this idea of beauty as the aim of our political engagement.
I suspected you might be exhausted by it too, so today, in contrast to the ugliness that has infected political engagement, I want to consider the exact opposite. In my last post I shared my exhaustion with politics today and the rhetoric of outrage that pervades it. You will feed on the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, [ 1 ] 2 to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, 3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion-- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
What if, for Christians, beauty itself should be the goal of our engagement in politics? Jesus, during his ministry ushered in this kingdom Matthew and instructed his followers to seek it Matthew Glory can be defined as the essential worth and beauty of God.
The Beauty of Humanity In order to make his unique beauty known throughout the whole world and to receive the worship he is worthy of, God actually bestowed his beauty on us. In my faithfulness I will reward them and make an everlasting covenant with them. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor. Sajs God made us in his image Genesishe imparted his glory to us.