“….she is clothed in fine linen and purple.” Proverbs 31:22
As women we demand respect from the opposite sex in the way we dress, talk, behave socially and stand guard over our heart that we not fall to temptation and shame ourselves before our Father God. When I came to the Lord I needed to acknowledge and repent of living a promiscuous lifestyle, and then begin to live the life I was meant to live as the Lord got working in me.
Promiscuity: a lack of discrimination, entering into sexual intercourse indiscriminately or with many persons; morally confused.
I’d hate to have this said of me or of my daughter the way our heavenly Father describes worldly women: “She is shameless. She dresses like a prostitute and has crafty intent. She is loud and defiant. Her feet never stay at home. She lurks about; hangs out waiting for her prey. With persuasive words she seduces and leads her victim astray like an ox to the slaughter not knowing it will cost him his life. Her way is wicked leading down to the chambers of death.”
If you dress like a prostitute or a slob you will be recognized and treated as one. If you dress like a man and want to be treated like a man – you will be denied the many wonderful benefits of true femininity.
You don’t have to degrade yourself to get your boyfriend or husband’s attention and affection. If you are married to a man who expects you to act in a degrading way then start praying against that wicked mindset in him. God knows ‘exactly’ how to change his perspective and expectation of you. Let the Holy Spirit help you take your stand for virtue without a bit of compromise. That man will eventually see the light.
Ladies, getting face-lifts, tummy-tucks, breast enlargements and tattoos (to name a few physical adjustments) is all vain and insulting to our Creator and Father. (Leviticus 19:28) If you want to improve yourself then start with your soul. You might have some real issues with your body, but God expects us to come to Him first about it. He made you.
God does not expect his daughters to be sexy or seductive; not for their husbands or for anyone. He created the female gender distinctly feminine. God also created the male gender distinctly masculine, and for modern day women this seems to offend and annoy them – so they groom their boyfriends, husbands and their sons to be more feminine. Is it any wonder we have homosexuality running out of control?
Satan has men trapped in confusion. They have not understood what manhood really is and so they don’t understand what true femininity is or what marriage is all about either. Most guys go after the sexy girl for the sex they want, but when it comes to marriage a guy really does want a lady who has saved herself for him; one who has self-respect in the way she thinks, talks and behaves. If he doesn’t, then he’s not a real man. Self-respect in a woman is attractive to a real man.
The woman of great worth is as delicate and transparent as fine linen. Delicate: delightful to all the senses, soft and gentle, subtle, truthful, sincere, easily damaged, sensitive. Her motives are pure and seen as pure in how she conducts herself and treats others. She is honest and has nothing to hide; transparent. She lets her husband know how she feels, but she does it gently and without condemnation or judging. She quickly repents before her Father God, and gets right with others when she sins against them.
The virtuous woman sees herself, her husband and her children as royalty in God’s kingdom because God has said it’s so for those who worship Him and obey His Word. The Proverbs 31 woman is highly valued for her noble thinking and godly ways. Therefore, she is clothed in fine linen and purple. Fine linen depicts the righteous acts of the saints. (Revelation 19:8) Purple is the color of royalty.