I responded by asking them whether actually a man having “six packs” was of eternal significance.
We both laughed through the banter but I still wouldn’t wrap my mind around the six pack thing.
I mean, of what eternal significance is a six pack?
Lest somebody starts goggling “six packs” now I will help, urban dictionary defines six packs as “well defined abdominal muscles in the configuration of a six pack of canned drinks”
We can simply explain the term as a masculine feature on a man’s tummy, often noted by some women’s day main celebrants as a good physical feature to look out for in a right kind of guy.
The entire thing got me thinking of a newspaper column I saw the other day titled “rich,handsome,loaded” the article talked about the things every woman look for in a man.
Followers of Christ know that we are ” outwardly perishing and inwardly being renewed ” (2 cor 4:16) yet these kinds of lists are not foreign to the Christian eye, the world is often peddling “dog faces”,“broad shoulders” and Tom Cruise looks as something to look out for in a man ahead of biblical convictions and character.
But why would we be surprised? Afterall scripture already says “man looks on the outside” (1 sam 16:7) besides, which girl doesn’t want to arrive at a birthday party with a David Beckham look alike?
We are surprised because life was never designed to be that way. The corruption of sin has reduced us to be externally focused. To value the perishable and undervalue the imperishable.
Reminds me of the lyrics from that “Switch foot“song titled “Gone”
“She said she would rather fix her makeup, than rather fix what’s going on”
True, true, we don’t all wear makeup yet that line describes us pretty well.
We care more about our physical appearance more than the posture of our hearts.
May be that’s the reason I was having that “six pack” conversation in the first place.
Lord have mercy! where is the eternal significance?