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 fairly well-known to us as it references what a woman who fears the Lord looks like. It paints a portrait of what we read and see as the perfect godly woman that we could ever aspire to be! Reading Proverbs 31 could even be overwhelming because we desire so much to be that woman who fears the Lord; we desire to be that godly woman. It can be easy to forget as we read that this passage is not a check list, but rather an example of the fruit which grows out of having a fear of the Lord.
The Proverbs 31 woman is not meant to be this over-bearing goal, and to be that kind of a woman of character does not just happen overnight. It is a process.
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. What is so significant about the color 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.
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 and understood my position as royalty. 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 to seek to know the King’s heart today. And when you know the king and recognize your position in the kingdom, 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.
About Brittany Ketter :
Brittany is a writer, dancer, and speaker who desires to raise up a generation of women who are wholeheartedly devoted to God—experiencing health and healing from Him as they walk in His purposes. She serves as Fine Arts and Dance Director at New Day Assembly, ministering to and with youth. A 2013 graduate of Victory School of Ministry, Brittany is currently enrolled in the Biblical Counseling Institute and her local community college. When she is not working, dancing, or in class, Brittany enjoys spending time outdoors (when it is warm), shopping for stationary, and being with her family (including her adorable black lab, Sadie), and eating rainbow sherbet one color at a time.