Bible Study—Outward Appearance

Bible Study

Bible Study—Outward Appearance

I. Importance of the Outward Man

A. 1 Samuel 16:7 Man looketh on the outward appearance.
B. Matthew 5:14-16 Ye are the light of the world.

II. The Inward Man

A. Matthew 15:17-20 Things which defile.
B. Isaiah 57:15 Contrite and humble spirit.
C. 1 Peter 5:5 Be clothed with humility.
D. 1 Peter 3:4-5 The hidden man of the heart.

III. First Things First

A. Ephesians 2:8-10 Saved by grace unto good works.
B. Matthew 23:25-28 Cleanse first that which is within.

IV. Called to Holiness

A. Hebrews 12:14 Follow holiness.
B. Romans 6:22 Fruit unto holiness.
C. Ephesians 4:21-24 Put on the new man.
D. 1 Peter 2:9 A chosen generation, a peculiar people.

V. Bible Standard of Dress

A. Genesis 3:7-10, 21 God clothed Adam & Eve.
B. Isaiah 47:2-3 O.T. illustration of nakedness.
C. John 21:7 Peter’s nakedness.
D. Deuteronomy 22:5 Gender appropriate.
E. 1 Timothy 2:9 Modest apparel with shamefacedness. (1 Peter 3:3).
F. 1 Timothy 4:12 Example in purity.

VI. Things of This World

A. Romans 12:2 Be not conformed to this world.
B. 1 John 2:15-17 Love not the world.

VII. Cosmetics and Jewelry

A. 1 Timothy 2:9-10 Adornments forbidden. (1 Peter 3:3).
B. Isaiah 3:16-24 Judgments of God. (Jeremiah 4:30).

VIII. Hair

A. 1 Corinthians 11:14-15 Length.
B. 1 Timothy 2:9, 1 Peter 3:3 Arranged with simplicity.

IX. Standard of Measurement

A. 2 Corinthians 10:12, 18 Whom the Lord commendeth.
B. John 12:48 Judged by the Word.
C. Isaiah 62:10 Lift up a standard for the people.
D. 1 John 5:3 The love of God.


For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. —Psalm 149:4