Aesthetics

line Aesthetics

Do you take aesthetics seriously?

Many Christians do not. In fact, most modern Christians lazily excuse their lack of aesthetic discernment with that completely subjective and essentially idiotic idiom: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

If more Christians did take aesthetics seriously, they would acknowledge God’s general and special revelation as the standard of true beauty, be aware of how fallen men and angels have succeeded in distorting that beauty, and then endeavor to fill their lives with things that are not only reminiscent of the beauties of Eden, but which also anticipate the beauties of heaven.

God calls you to take aesthetics seriously:

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things…. and the God of peace will be with you.” (Phil. 4:8-9)