Finding a problem, but not THE problem

Many of my posts on this blog will just be links to point you to helpful thoughts written by others. So, I unashamedly point you to David Powlison’s comments on this video here. I’ll do my best to sum it up, but he says it much better than I do.

In this penetrating video, Dove exposes a problem in our culture that Christians agree with – beauty has become an idol. But they don’t quite get to the real problem. It is remarkable that God gives grace to people (believers and unbelievers alike) so they can see that there is a problem. We can agree and rejoice that Dove is pointing out this problem. But we shouldn’t stop there. We need to ask, “Why is the idol of beauty so popular? Why does it sell so many magazines? Why does it sell so much of almost everything?” Because every one of us is gullible. We’re all tricked by the lies of Satan that say, “You would be happier if…” Dove is wrong. We don’t need to affirm our own beauty. We need to look to the beauty of the Creator and be thankful for his good gifts (whether he has loaded us with beauty or not). We need to repent of believing in and spreading Satan’s lies. We should not stop at finding a problem, but look for THE problem.