Attire of a Harlot or a Christian?

 Proverbs 7:10-11

"And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.  She is loud and stubborn;"

Jesus said you can tell what a tree is by the fruit it bears; by looking at it and seeing it for yourself.  Solomon, one of the wisest men to ever live - could tell the type of woman by her clothing/attire.  It isn't any different today.  You see so much nakedness even going to the store, you can't get away from it. It is expected from sinners but how about the women who dress like harlots and call themselves Christians? 

Do you wear the attire of a harlot?  Are you exposing your nakedness to the world in hopes some man will lust after your cleavage line?  Do you wear pants so you can show off your shape and rear end to excite lust in men or in the hopes you will get "checked out"?  You aren't a Christian........your heart is wicked and deceitful.  There is no shamefacedness about you but rather showfacedness!  You are showy, flaunty, saucy and as Solomon called the woman with the attire of the harlot - you are loud and stubborn. The outside of you; your attire; is a reflection of your heart!  As the saying goes, clean the inside of the cup and the outside will become clean also. 

Get saved and you will cover up!  You won't have to worry about the desire to show yourself off - it can't be in you with Christ living inside!  You will rather be shy towards men and wanting them to NOT lust after you.  You will not want to cause your Brother in Christ to stumble in sin by lusting after you.  Rather, you will have modesty and an attitude of shamefacedness.  You will have no desire to paint your eyelids to draw attention to them.

Proverbs 6:25
"Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids."

You will reserve yourself completely for your husband and only he will see your treasures.

What about the attire of the Christian?  It will suit your gender - feminine and distinct from a man because being like a man for a woman is an abomination to God.  The only one wanting you to not look like a woman is satan!  He wants you to look like a man because he loves to blur the lines and pervert God's creation.  The Christian woman doesn't paint her face like Jezebel or a harlot and Hollywood.  She knows she is beautifully and wonderfully made by her Creator and needs not to paint over his magnificent artwork!  She has no desire to cut off her glory or change its color to one God did not give her.  She keeps herself from vanity.

This is a scenario that has happened to me many times since becoming a Christian but NEVER happened as a sinner.  Just recently at Wal-mart, a man stopped us and said "You all look like you must be Christians".  Here was my husband in a shirt and pants - not dressed up, just casual.  The man assumed that because of my skirt and feminine modest appearance. This is only one of many times this has happened.  Growing up as a good ole' preacher's daughter in my tight jeans and tank top, I never once had someone say I looked like a Christian.

Would you dress like you do right now in the presence of Jesus?  Would you be ok with your cleavage exposed and tight pants or mini skirts and shorts in the presence of the Almighty God?  Are you like half of the people I knew back home and believe every woman should wear a dress to church but outside of church it doesn't matter?  My parents told me that is out of respect to God for a woman to wear a dress in the house of the Lord.  I always thought....."So we don't respect him the other 90% of our week?"  =0

I hope to provoke other women to start looking like your gender for crying out loud!!!  Anyone else tired of mistaking a woman for a man??  Just what is looks like a man, dresses like a man.....  My husband and I saw a man yesterday in a skirt and long hair.  Most people would think that is sick but you know what!?  He could say as one guy in my school did years ago "When the women give us our pants back, I will give them their skirt"!  I saw this quote on Candy's Blog Sidebar:

"I’m very fond of men. I Think they’re wonderful creatures. I love them dearly. But I don’t want to look like one. When women gave up their long skirts, they made a grave error." ~T. Tudor

If you don't want to be mistaken for a harlot, its time you stopped wearing her clothes!  ; )  As the preacher said in the sermon on Ladies' dress - notify others and take down your for sale sign in the window!!

If Solomon was looking out his window and saw you, who would he say you had the attire of?