The definition of adorned according to Oxford Languages is, “to make beautiful or attractive.”
The definition of Adorned according to dictionary.com is, “to decorate or add beauty to, as by ornaments: garlands of flowers adorning their hair. to make more pleasing, attractive, impressive, etc.; enhance.”
Adorned is a verb. A verb is an action word. You can do the action of adorning something by making something beautiful. Adorn is pronounced /əˈdôrn/ or /Ah-door-n/,
The synonyms of Adorned is embellish, decorate, furnish, improve, and highlight.
The antonyms of Adorned is to strip and disfigure.
What does adorned mean in the Bible?
It means to make your heart beautiful. Spiritual adornment is the act of making your heart beautiful with hope, faith, joy, kindness, love, and other holy characteristic traits. You can read 38+ characteristic traits of Godly woman here.
Adornment in the Bible is a standard of holiness for children of God. We are all called to make ourselves beautiful with heavenly treasures! Similarly, the disciple Peter mentions that Sarah, Abraham’s wife, adorned herself with the true riches of heaven – faith, love, patience, and self-confidence in 1 Peter 3:3-6:
"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 5 For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands, 6 like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear."
8 Adornments In the Bible:
- Receive salvation
- Be compassionate
- Practice Kindness
- Remove pride and be humble
- Exude gentleness and kindness
- Be patient towards others
- Love God with all your heart
- Read the word and store it up in your heart
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Adorned Verses in the Bible:
“Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” Colossians 3:12
"For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation." Psalms 149:4
“Adorn yourself with majesty and splendor, and clothe yourself with honor and glory.” Job 40:10
Adorned In A Sentence
Here is the usage of Adorned in a sentence so you can understand the meaning:
- Sheila adorned her cup with stickers.
- Faith adorned her face with makeup.
- Hope adorned her heart with the riches of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
- An adorned heart is made beautiful with the treasures of Heaven.
What does the Bible say about spiritual adornment?
The definition of spiritual adornment is the act of becoming more beautiful and attractive by allowing God to live within you.
Spiritual adornment starts with saying yes to Jesus Christ. Once we become a bride of Christ, He begins a process of purifying us internally and making us spotless for the day of His return. Without supernatural intervention, it is impossible to stay pure in this DARK and painful world. “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: …. to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27
The world is full of pain. And you will start noticing it more when you’re more healed and God gives you more discernment. The very people that you will try to bring into God’s goodness may be the very people that hurt you. Betrayal, heartbreak, disappointment, and different life situations will try to corrupt your heart with pain. Think of all Jesus went through to simple forgive the sins of man. He didn’t deserve it.
Ultimately, you cannot be a good person DAILY without the blood that Jesus shed for you. Striving for perfection and transformation without God is pointless. When we try to adorn ourselves or make ourselves more spiritual we fail. But, when we allow God to discipline, teach, and transform us He adorns us with eternal treasures – love, peace, freedom, grace, discernment, kindness, humility, forgiveness, etc.
By dying to your flesh, God’s spirit can thrive within you:
1. 5 Tips Dying To Self: If we are selfish then God cannot flow through us fully. As we embrace him, we are able to experience his selfless love surging throughout our whole mind, body, and spirit.
2. 5 Tips to Imitate Jesus: Jesus shows us how to live with a pure heart.
3. 7 Causes of Pride: How to be More Humble!
4. Carnally Minded: 7 Biblical Tips to Purity!
Outward Adornment Meaning:
When Jesus came he pointed out that the Pharisees were a perfect example of what outward or external adornment means. They were good at following rituals and praying out loud. But, their hearts were evil and filled with sin. They only did holy things to LOOK holy.
Ezekiel 16 talks about how God adorned the Israelites with everything they needed, yet they still didn’t give God their hearts. This scripture verse demonstrates that God can give you EVERYTHING you need, but when our hearts are corrupt we will eventually use it for our own selfishness.
"So you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was made of fine linen, silk, and embroidered cloth. You ate fine flour, honey, and oil. You became very beautiful and rose to be queen. Your fame spread among the nations on account of your beauty, for it was perfect in the splendor I bestowed on you, declares the Lord GOD. But because of your fame, you trusted in your beauty and played the harlot." -- Read the whole chapter here.
What is Adorned Heart?
Adorned Heart is a nonprofit which focuses on empowering women to be the best versions of themselves.
Ultimately, Adorned Heart seeks to encourage women to grow inwardly beautiful and then show others how to be just as beautiful inside. Women are powerful and important agents of change in this world. We believe that through our roles as parents, wives, girlfriends, friends, etc. women can promote a lifestyle that can heal the world. A lifestyle that says that loving yourself and being the best person possible is beautiful.
We believe that the most powerful women are in love with God and who they are. So, Let Your Light Shine and Brighten Up This Dark World!
Inner Adornment Causes You to SHINE!
When Jesus came, he told to renew our mind and submit for the purification of our hearts. Jesus didn’t just ask us to do this, but he left the Holy Spirit to help us AND he modeled purity of heart and character to us. He had an adorned heart. His heart was filled with mercy, patience, and everything that produces Godliness. Here are 5 tips to be more like Jesus!
"Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine as lights in the world as you hold forth the word of life, in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain." Matthew 5:14–16