To The Royal Daughters of Zion | Portrait of the Virtuous Wife
To the Royal Daughters of Zion, in a time when the portrait of the virtuous wife seems to be alienated. The Royal Daughters of Zion, although it may seem hard, stay inspired! Don’t let this world take away your virtuous being.
I write this to remind all the Royal Daughters of Zion, how beautiful and Royal you are. To not allow yourself to be consumed by the world. Don’t be haughty and walk with outstretched necks, glancing wantonly with your eyes.
Therefore, know that YOU are a Daughter of Zion, that You are a Daughter of a King. She covers her body not because she’s not beautiful, far from it! She covers her hair, not because it is nappy or unkept.
But to show honor and submission To Her King. The Creator of All Who Created Her.
Proverbs 31 vs 10 – 31
10Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. 11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. 13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
14 She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar. 15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. 17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. 19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. 21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. 23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. 25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. 27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. 29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Therefore, Royal Daughters of Zion, fear the Lord, for beauty is vain and eat not of the bread of idleness. Similarly, hold steadfast to the word of the Most High and turn away from the lusts of this world.
Therefore, arise, O Daughters of Zion, raise thy crown upon your head, held high. Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion … lo, your king comes to you. Therefore let Christ be your salvation and your rock.
Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! Be blessed.