“And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart. Proverbs 7:10
We live in a day when the every day wear of many, many women is the attire of an harlot. What is the attire of an harlot? It is clothing which calls attention to parts of the body which should be covered modestly. Such clothing would include pants, tight fitting jeans, short skirts, short shorts, slits in skirts, low-cut dresses and blouses, form-fitting dresses (just because you wear a dress doesn’t mean you’re modest) and then, of course, the bathing suits and other ungodly attire which exposes much or most of the body. Yes, the dress of the harlot is now accepted fashion for most young women and also for many older ones, too.
Here is another picture of an harlot drawn for us by the scripture.
“And when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou do? Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou rentest thy face with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; thy lovers will despise thee, they will seek thy life.” Jeremiah 4:30
Christian women, don’t let any of your wardrobe be the attire of an harlot! Also, don’t paint your face and eyes or wear extreme hair-do’s (as Jezebel did) so that you look like a harlot. In the Bible, painting of the face is always associated with an harlot and never a Godly woman. If you notice in the scripture above, the word rentest. Are you suggesting that you are for rent when you paint your face like an harlot?... You’re not ready for a commitment, but just a little pleasure? By painting your face with make-up, you are attracting men to look at you, which could result in unwanted advances.
And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window. 2Ki 9:30
Jezebel was trying to attract attention to herself! If you’re not for sale, then, don’t advertise! Don’t dress like an harlot, or that’s what most men will think you are. We are not of the world. We are to “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.” We are to keep ourselves “unspotted” from the world. “For the grace (divine influence) of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts we should live soberly, righteously and Godly in this present world.”
If you are not for sale, then take your sign down!!