Rich, young and pretty.

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No reasonable person will deny that the women pictured above are, ‘Rich, young and beautiful. And while nothing is wrong with the combination, without Jesus those women are nothing. God does not look at physical appearance and worldly possession. He looks at the heart.

Incidentally, “Young Rich And Beautiful”, is the title of a 1951 Musical I have stumbled upon recently. The title grabbed my attention, and I immediately thought about the rich ruler in Luke 18:18-25.

And as [Jesus] was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him and knelt before Him, and asked Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good, but One, that is God. 20 You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother.’ And he said, “All these things I have kept from my youth.”

So when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” But when he heard this, he became extremely sorrowful, for he was extraordinarily rich.

And when Jesus saw that he became very sorrowful, He said, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”


  1. Great post Noel….I pray for all people, no matter what their station in life is, to come into the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and be born again; only then will they know the fruitlessness of youth, riches and beauty.



  2. I guess there was a time when I would have wanted to be ‘rich, young and beautiful’ – but now I am soooooooooooo thankful I was never in that category. There would be too many distractions and too much confidence in self instead of in the only One who can truly satisfy.

    We serve an incredibly amazing God who gave us beauty for ashes and continues to work in us, moulding us into the image of Christ. What more could we want? Nothing!


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