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The Irresistibly Attractive Man (2 of 4)
Series: Beauty Begins | Strength Starts
God created a
- Woman with a longing to feel beautiful
- Man with a need to feel strong
''Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man, ''Where are you?'' He answered, ''I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.''
Genesis 3:7-10 (NIV)
The fig leaves of false strength
- Outward success
- Outward appearance
- Outward power
''Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.'' Matthew 5:5 (NIV)
Meekness: Strength under control
''Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.'' Ephesians 5:1,2 (NASB)
''You have captured my heart, my treasure, my bride. You hold it hostage with one glance of your eyes….'' Song of Solomon 4:9 (NLT)
''Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.'' Romans 15:7 (NIV)
''You are beautiful beyond words … You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way.'' Song of Solomon 4:1,7 (NLT)
''So encourage each other to build each other up….''
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (LB)
''I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.''
Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)
''Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we're a free people-free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free!'' Ephesians ...
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