Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion. Proverbs 11:22
This is one of those proverbs that is hard to disagree with and it leaves me saying, “okay, what do I do with this one?”
Very few people have ever seen a gold ring in a pig’s snout – nor do they ever need to. It’s a complete waste. Most of us, however, have seen beautiful women who lacked good taste or good manners or were indiscreet. Our society seems to flaunt indiscretion now. Most women reading this, I daresay, have good taste and are discreet. Some of you know beautiful young people and have input into their lives. This devotional is for you.
You have influence and can shape the way that person thinks and feels about themselves (young men and women alike), but my guess is you have to be careful so that you don’t come across as judgmental or condescending. Keep up with the encouragement. Bathe that young person in prayer. The kids we come across today are in desperate need of someone to care for them and appreciate them. You can be that person. Perhaps these kids come from broken homes and they blame themselves for things they should never have to live with.
You have more influence than you realize.