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Leah had weak eyes, but Rachel had a lovely figure and was beautiful. Genesis 29:17 

No one is sure what "weak eyes" means, but because the verse then mentions Rachel's beauty, we assume “weak eyes” referred to Leah's appearance. Some scholars have suggested that the term “weak eyes” may also refer to the way she presented herself, as unhappy and lifeless. Both may be true. After a lifetime of being labeled as less desirable than her sister, Leah may have come to believe that she was inferior and not worthy of the love and respect given to others. And that attitude affected the way others saw her.

When we believe we have no value, we tend to greet the world that way. When we assume no one will want us, we often further the rejection by presenting ourselves as unworthy of love and respect. Our conviction that we are undesirable becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Others then treat us the way we assume that they will. Healthy self-worth is seeing ourselves the way God sees us--no more, no less. When we choose to agree with God about our value, others are drawn to His image in us. When we bask in His love and acceptance, and enjoy loving Him in return, it changes us. Worship of God is a great beautifier. 

What do you believe about yourself that affects the way you greet the world? Have you chosen to agree with God about yourself—no better, no worse? When we greet the world nestled in the love of our Creator, others see the beauty and treasure that God sees. Are you allowing the beauty of the Lord to shine through your countenance? 


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