Proverbs 31:22 (NKJV) She makes tapestry for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
These are the words of King Lemuel’s Mother, “the utterance which his mother taught him” (Proverbs 31:1 NKJV) of a virtuous wife. And in verse 22, one characteristic of a virtuous wife his mother points out to him is “She makes tapestry for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple.” Proverbs 31 is applied to a person, but it can also be applied to the church, the body of Christ, the bride of Christ, which is described as a virtuous spouse. By grace alone, in Christ alone, God has reconciled sinful men unto Himself, and formed a church of true believers, to possess all the excellence of these virtues described here in verses 10 through 31. “She makes tapestry for herself”; which may signify that the church, you and I, and all who are saved by the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, ought to take the Word of God and make use of it by conforming our lives to it. Clothing ourselves in it, spiritually. Just as the church is depicted as being clothed in precious gold and the best embroidered purple silk, and other fine linen. Clothed in a dress suitable for a queen, as the church is the bride of Christ. This is not our own natural clothing, for our old nature is sinful and unpleasing to the sight of God. Our own righteousness is like filthy rags to God. Rather we are to clothed ourselves in the righteousness of Christ by what Christ has done for us on the cross on Calvary, over two thousand years ago. Just as it is written in Isaiah 61:10 (NKJV) “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” We are clothed my friends in the righteousness of Christ, our wedding garment, if you will, which will last for all eternity. And as the name Lemuel means “for God” or “devoted to God,” we ought to live our lives clothed in the righteousness of Christ for God and devoted to God.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.