They say you can't judge a book by it's cover. Neither can you a person. I mean, what you see on the outside is not always a reflection of what is inside. Am I right? We are masters at hiding our flaws. It is an art form for women.
I have often wished that God would allow our outside to match our inside. Why? Well, if someone had a wicked heart (which we all do; please don't misunderstand) and wicked intentions, and you could tell they were wicked because of an evil face, then you could avoid dealings with that person and save yourself a lot of trouble. Let me 'splain.
How many times have you known a person who is completely presentable, perhaps even beautiful, (in other words: well put-together) developed a relationship or friendship with them, only to be let down when they've used you and tossed you aside?
If the person's face was as ugly as the intentions of their heart, you could have been spared.
So, I was reminded of verses in James (1:23-24) "For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: (24) For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was."
Now, if we all had faces to match the wicked intentions of our hearts, it would be quite hard to just walk away and not remember what kind of person we are. And everyone else would know what was in our hearts, by our face.
For every evil thought, bad word, or bad deed, another wrinkle would pop up on your face. Or a hairy mole, or a scar, dark circles, drawn mouth, pimples, dry skin or any other thing as repulsive as sin.
It would surely give me more incentive to make sure my heart stayed right. Especially if everyone else could know, in one glance, that it wasn't.
By the same token, a heart that had pure motives, was right in it's relationship to God, and had love for others would create a face that is bright, beautiful, intensely light and innocent.
I must say, if I'm being honest, most days I am glad my face doesn't match my heart.
Especially, you know, around the femininity.