Most women love jewelry. Walk by the jewelry store and there will be some ladies peeking through the glass eying a nice gold ring setting. A gold ring is nice. How about a gold ring in a pig’s snout? How beautiful is that?
To take a beautiful, shining, sparkly ring and place it in the nose of an animal known to roll around in the mud, makes it not so pretty. Many would not like the looks of the ring. It becomes dirtied. It becomes gross.
A beautiful woman is not so pretty if she lacks discretion. As she speaks offensively, her true lack of beauty is revealed. The lack of discretion reveals her true identity. What is in her heart spills out of her mouth and shows her true character. Remember Jesus said to clean the inside of the cup. Today examine the inside of your cup and consider the words you speak.
“A beautiful woman who lacks discretion is like a gold ring in a pig’s snout.” – Proverbs 11:22 [NLT]