Laura Rennie

a pig with a nose ring

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"Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion."
Proverbs 11:22


This verse cracks me up. Basically, God is saying, "your beauty is completely worthless and pointless if you have bad judgement." Really, what's the point of an earring on a pig's snout? There isn't one. Even if the earring is expensive and beautiful, there's no denying that the thing that's wearing it is a pig. So, even if a girl is absolutely gorgeous, her lack of discretion will be obvious to others.


The comparison makes me think of women on The Bachelorette. Most of the girls have perfect hair, perfect skin and a perfect body (at least by our culture's standard). Some of these women have great personalities. Others, not so much. Many of them will do anything to get ahead in "the game." They flaunt their bodies, steal the Bachelor away whenever possible and say mean things about the other girls. Their willingness to do whatever it takes to land their man overshadows their beauty in the eyes of the audience, and usually in the eyes of the Bachelor too (except for Jake and Vienna... what a train wreck).


While I know Andy is attracted to me physically, I also know he is more happy having a wife who is faithful and who considers him (and/or consults him) before making decisions. 


It's so much more valuable to have virtue than to have beauty.