For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,
but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.
The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever."
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes.
Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.
You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.