An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

What Color Is Virtue?

(Proverbs 31:22 KJV)  She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

What is your color?  “Purple” (713) is mentioned here.  It was associated with nobility in ancient culture.  Sumptuary laws in the Roman Empire made it illegal for common people to wear purple.  We associate certain emotions with green, yellow and blue.  What color is a “power tie”?  Why is pink hot?  Colors can say something about your mood or your attitude.  At the same time keep in mind that some of us wear what our wives buy.

Some characteristics have a positive side as well as negative.  Take the idea of being noble.  In medieval times a noble was a social class.  They were the ones that ran everything.  The reason the term came to be used was because they were supposed to be sacrificing themselves to care for those under them.  Feudal loyalties ran both ways.  It was not only the job of the lower levels to serve when called, it was the responsibility of the higher levels to protect. 

Take Christian virtues as an example.  They can be guidelines for service.  They can also be sources of arrogance.

So?  Are you honest?  Don’t use it to beat people over the head.  Virtue is something to be grateful for not a tool of superiority. 

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