We’ve been harlots. I’ve been a harlot, you’ve been a harlot, your friend has been a harlot, and your daughter has been a harlot. As I was listening to Kay Arthur speak at the True Woman conference, that truth finally hit home. The Church and the world has been raising a generation of harlots. A generation full of women who have chosen other gods besides The God. As Sarah andGabrielle have written, we have been mistresses and foolish women.
God has laid out exactly what He designed us women to be but we aren’t following his instruction manual. We aren’t anchoring ourselves to His Word. Instead we are tethering ourselves to the words of women and men of the world and even men and women in the Church. We would rather hear what they have to say than hear what the Lord has to say. That is the picture of harlotry, promiscuity, and adultery: anything that makes our eyes and hearts follow principles other than God’s principles (Lev. 19:29,Num 15:39, Deut. 31:16).
We have believed lies and we have made ourselves our own gods and we have made other people our gods. We have been foolish. Eve believed Satan’s lies and thought she could make her own decisions and look what happened. We are teaching our children to spend more time with sports, activities, TV shows, internet, and friends than with God and His Book! We are teaching them to be harlots.
Are we teaching the younger generation of women to be modest by our own example? Are we teaching them to be gentle, full of God’s peace, to trust in Him in all circumstances, no matter what? Or are they seeing us give up on relationships because we’re no longer “happy,” seeing us need more “me time” than God-time, seeing us need to be fulfilled by a man or a career rather than letting God fulfill every part of us? Are we giving them books like Twilight before we give them God’s Word? Are you helping raise a generation of harlots?
Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready. It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. -Rev. 19:7-8
May we begin to raise up a generation of women and young girls that are clothed with the righteous acts of God! May we be women anchored to the Word of God and nothing else! And may we be women who have prepared ourselves, as the Bride of Christ, so that when we finally see Him face-to-face He will say, “Well done, my good and faithful daughter. You are the most beautiful and beloved Bride!”