Proverbs 9:14-15 – The calamitous life of an adulteress

miley-intThe adulteress of Proverbs 9 fills the definition of one who is brazen, immoral, unrefined and ill-mannered. We noted in an earlier proverb Solomon’s description of the adulteress’ character (Proverbs 9:13).

Proverbs 9:13A foolish woman is clamorous [loud and raging]: she is simple [she does not withhold the pleasure of any evil from herself], and knoweth nothing [of any eternal or lasting value].”

Solomon continues his description of the adulteress by revealing her manner (9:14-15).

Proverbs 9:14-15“For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city [think of the prominence of adulterous women in Hollywood], 15 To call passengers [those who pass by] who go right on their ways:”

The 21st century adulteress is no longer confined to the doorstep or street corners; she is celebrated in our culture and enters our lives, homes and families via the katey perryInternet, music videos, television and movies.  She has become a symbol of freedom and her immodest dress and moral depravity emulated by a generation of girls and women who model her character and manner.

I wish I could state unequivocally that “church girls” are the exception; however, far too many are carried away by the world. Where are the godly Sarah’s of this generation who will model the chastity of godliness, modesty in dress and a spirit that is “meek and quiet…which is in the sight of God of great price” (1 Peter 3:1-5)? [By the way, the Biblical definition of “meek” is not weakness, but strength controlled; “quiet” is a picture of one at rest and peace].

I close with an appropriate challenge to the “aged women” [spiritually mature wives, mothers and grandmothers] regarding the daughters and young women in our churches. The Apostle Paul directed the “aged women” to be teachers (Titus 2:3-5). You bear the responsibility to teach young women by your example and in word a pattern of godliness that will prepare them to be godly women, wives and mothers.

Titus 2 womenTitus 2:3-5The aged [spiritually mature] women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness [a model and pattern of godliness], not false accusers [slanderers and gossips], not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 4  That they may teach the young women to be sober [disciplined in mind and body], to love their husbands, to love their children, 5  To be discreet [sober-minded; discreet], chaste [morally pure; modest], keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”