Yes, I know, I should decide what I'm wearing the night before, and sometimes I do. But - it's just as grueling for me the night before as it is the next morning to decide, and I can't tell you how many times I've done that only to wake up the next day and not be in the mood to wear what I picked out! Then I have go through that nasty process twice in 24 hours. I just dread it!
Not to mention dreading having to decide what to wear to church on Sundays.....Uhhhhh. My Uhhhhs, are starting to sound like Napoleon Dynamite. Some of you probably don't get that movie at all, but for some reason, I do. It is completely hilarious and pointless to me, and no it has nothing to do with the Proverbs 31 Woman, I doubt she ever wore a t-shirt that said "Vote For Pedro". And she probably never said UHHHH.
In this series we've gotten up to verse 21, and as I read on in the next few verses of Proverbs 31, it doesn't appear to me that the Proverbs 31 woman has trouble deciding what she's going to wear. Let's take a look:
She makes coverings for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
And she chose fine linen and purple.
Wonder why fine linen and purple?
Sisters, purple was a color that only royal or affluent people wore because of the cost of the dye for the fabric. Everyday people didn't wear purple.
Purple symbolized wealth and royalty.
Fine linen was bleached white, and it was highly prized.
This sounds like it's going somewhere to me.
Remember, she was a woman who feared God and He had become her Why for existing. She was dressing as WHO. SHE. WAS.
She was royalty because she was His and because you are His, you have been washed white as snow. Bleached white. No stains. Let's fast forward to Revelation:
Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready. And it was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
And if you looked at the tag it would say:
And, bride of Christ, you are marrying the King of Kings, so yes, my sweet friend, you are royalty.
We're winding down this series on the Proverbs 31 woman, there's only a couple of more posts left. Remember the survey we had earlier in this series? I asked what you thought about the P31 woman. If you didn't get to cast your vote, hop on over here and let your voice be heard!