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Devotional for 7-10-2019

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THE IMPORTANCE OF GRAY HAIR

Hair care products have become a major industry in most developed countries in the world. In fact, in 2018, men spent more money on hair care products than on shaving products. It’s not that beards are becoming more popular. It’s simply the fact that “manscaping” or “anti-aging” products for male hair care have increased very dramatically.

Evidently, hair care was not important to Solomon. But gray hair was. “Gray hair is a crown of splendor, it is attained by a righteous life,” he once wrote. He also wrote that “gray hair is a crown of glory.”

Looking for Solomon in a men’s hair care salon, no doubt, would be a waste of time. He would probably be found at his desk pouring over the law and prophets looking for wisdom and insight. And for good reason.

Throughout the book of Proverbs, there is an important theme: the righteous are rewarded with a long life! How times have changed. Today, bodybuilding and “flat-abs” are much more important than understanding the word of God. Mirror-lined walls in health clubs are everywhere. They are filled night and day with individuals who want to “tone-up their muscles” by weight training and other forms of bodybuilding.

There is nothing wrong with caring for our bodies. They are the temple of the Holy Spirit. But if we neglect the importance of “soul-building,” what good would the most perfect body be if it was not dedicated to the glory of God to bring men and women into His Kingdom?

Prayer: Father, help us to care for our bodies and use them to bring honor and glory to Your name! May we be more concerned with what’s inside than the outside! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture For Today: Proverbs 16:31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor, it is attained by a righteous life. 

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