The Color Purple

“21 She is not afraid of snow for her household, For all her household is clothed with scarlet. 22 She makes tapestry for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple.” (NKJV)

Proverbs 31: 21-22

Proverbs 31 is generally fairly well-known to us as it contains what a woman who fears the Lord looks like. It paints a portrait of what we read and see as the perfect woman that we could never be! Everything we read in Proverbs 31 sometimes could even be overwhelming because we desire so much to be that woman who fears the Lord; we desireto be that godly woman. But there are things that we forget as we read through what we often mistakenly think as requirements, rather than an example. 

The proverbs 31 woman is not meant to be this over-bearing goal and to be that kind of woman of character does not just happen overnight. It is a process. I have been reading and learning so much in Proverbs 31 that I want to take a few posts to expound on some of it with you readers. Today I highlighted verses 21 and 22 posted above.

This woman is established. It says that her household is clothed with scarlet. This woman knows and has seen to that her household is covered in the blood of Jesus. They are washed, redeemed…they are covered in the precious blood of the lamb.

Reading on into verse 22 it says that her clothing is fine linen and purple. It was brought to my attention by a wonderful woman of God of why she dresses in purple.

Purple is a color of royalty.

This woman knows who her God is.

This woman knows who her Father is.

This woman knows that her Daddy is the King of Kings.

She knows her position as royalty – She is a daughter of the King.

She knows her King.

Wow!

That brought such a revelation to me. It was then that I realized, then when you know your position, it changes everything. When I came to a true knowing in my heart of who my King was, it changed who I was. Because it was then that I knew my position as a princess. It can almost sound cliché anymore to hear that. But when you realize that you truly are a princess and that your daddy is the King, and when you recognize your position in the kingdom, what other people might think or say doesn’t matter anymore. There is a new confidence – there is an authority that you carry when you know that you are in position to walk in it.

Do you know in your heart who your King is today?

Do you know in your heart your position in the kingdom?

Are you clothed in purple?

I want to challenge you, as a young lady-in-waiting to seek to know the King’s heart today. And when you know the king and recognize your position in the kingdom, I can promise it will change you.

You can’t enter into His presence and not be changed by His glory!

I bless you with the recognition that you are a princess of the Most High King and that you walk in a heavenly authority. May you walk in grace and keep your head high. And may you know your King in a deeper way than you ever have before.

~Brittany L. Ketter

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tim Le
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 20:08:44

    Preach on. You r writing but it is as if you r preaching. Im a guy so i cant relate to that princess thingy but i love the revelation u received from those 2 verses.

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  2. Michaela Von Trapp
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 15:38:46

    Pretty good!
    Thanks so much! 🙂

    Reply

  3. Melissa K. Norris
    Feb 24, 2012 @ 00:23:57

    Wonderful thoughts here. It is important to remember we’re daughters of a King. I realized this when a speaker wore a crown in for the first part of her speech, to really bring home the point. Here’s to being His daughters!

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    • Brittany Ketter
      Feb 24, 2012 @ 11:21:41

      Thank you so much! It truly is! Knowing whose we are is a big part of knowing who we are and that changes everything! That is so awesome! I bet that really got the point across! I love being a daughter of the King!

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  4. Dania
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 06:40:52

    thank you for the revelation on the blood of Jesus as the family being dressed with scarlet, I was looking on the web for what that excactly meant and got the answer.I bless you back.

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