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A Gold Ring in A Pig's Snout, Beauty Misplaced
by Penn Tomassetti
08/09/08
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"Like a gold ring in a pig's snout
is a beautiful woman without discretion."

(Proverbs 11:22 ESV).


What does a gold ring and a pig's snout have to do with a beautiful woman?


A gold ring is beautiful. A gold ring is valuable. A gold ring is precious. A gold ring can have influence, adornment, charm, and can represent authority, marriage, and wealth.


To take something with such precious value and put it into the snout of a pig, is to defile that beautiful thing. It degrades the ring. It would be to treat a precious thing of high value as if it were worthless.


That is what a beautiful woman with no discretion is like. She is takes her dignity and value and beauty (especially that inner beauty), and she throws it away. She degrades her own body. She disowns her own moral character. She dishonors her own personal worth. She sells her precious treasure for a rotten bucket of slop.


How does she do this? By showing no discretion. She does not separate herself from the vile ways of those who do not value purity. She does not discern how to guard herself from evil influences. She does not care to keep her precious things hidden and safe until the time for them to be opened. She does not honor those who love her, but she disregards all wisdom and advice for the fleeting pleasures of sin. She does not restrain her lips from speaking harmful things, gossip, slander and covetousness. She does not protect her eyes from the allurements of the world of pigs. She does not use discretion when making decisions about important matters, either for her personal welfare or that of others. She is a gold ring in a pig's snout.


My dear young lady, woman or ma'm, if this describes you, as all the daughters of Eve have fallen, then there is hope still. There is one man you can trust. There is a man who sees the value of the ring. He will rescue you from that pig. He will clean you with His own hands. He will wash you and make you new. He will keep you for Himself. He will not lose you or let you go.


His name is Jesus. Call out to Him and He will come to you. You will call out to Him, when you discover that He has already searched for and found you! When you are content with His righteousness, then you have no need to try to be like the world. When you are hidden in His love, then you have no need to expose your shame. When you are washed by His blood, you no longer desire the mud. He satisfies every longing of your heart. He is the God who fashioned you, and He will teach you what is right. Read His words for wisdom, and meditate on His truth. Then you will have discretion, and no man can speak of your worth, since it will not be priced, except at the precious value of the blood of Christ.

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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