The Color Purple – A Look at Proverbs 31

“21 She is not afraid of snow for her household, For all her household is clothed with scarlet. 22 She makes tapestry for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple.” (NKJV)

Proverbs 31: 21-22

Color PurpleProverbs 31 is generally fairly well-known to us as it contains what a woman who fears the Lord looks like. It paints a portrait of what we read and see as the perfect woman that we could never be! Everything we read in Proverbs 31 sometimes could even be overwhelming because we desire so much to be that woman who fears the Lord; we desire to be that godly woman. But there are things that we forget as we read through what we often mistakenly think as requirements, rather than an example.

The proverbs 31 woman is not meant to be this over-bearing goal and to be that kind of woman of character does not just happen overnight. It is a process. I have been reading and learning so much in Proverbs 31 that I want to take a few posts to expound on some of it with you readers. Today I highlighted verses 21 and 22 posted above.

This woman is established. It says that her household is clothed with scarlet. This woman knows and has seen to that her household is covered in the blood of Jesus. They are washed, redeemed…they are covered in the precious blood of the lamb.

Reading on into verse 22 it says that her clothing is fine linen and purple. It was brought to my attention by a wonderful woman of God of why she dresses in purple.

Purple is a color of royalty.

This woman knows who her God is.

This woman knows who her Father is.

This woman knows that her Daddy is the King of Kings.

She knows her position as royalty – She is a daughter of the King.

She knows her King.


That brought such a revelation to me. It was then that I realized, then when you know your position, it changes everything. When I came to a true knowing in my heart of who my King was, it changed who I was. Because it was then that I knew my position as a princess. It can almost sound cliché anymore to hear that. But when you realize that you truly are a princess and that your daddy is the King, and when you recognize your position in the kingdom, what other people might think or say doesn’t matter anymore. There is a new confidence – there is an authority that you carry when you know that you are in position to walk in it.

Do you know in your heart who your King is today?

Do you know in your heart your position in the kingdom?

Are you clothed in purple?

I want to challenge you to seek to know the King’s heart today. And when you know the king and recognize your position in the kingdom, I can promise it will change you.

You can’t enter into His presence and not be changed by His glory!

I bless you with the recognition that you are a princess of the Most High King and that you walk in a heavenly authority. May you walk in grace and keep your head high. And may you know your King in a deeper way than you ever have before.

About Brittany Lee Ketter

I am a writer, speaker and abolitionist who is passionately in love with Jesus. I carry the purpose God placed on my life to bring the broken to restoration and to a recognition of redemption, and also to raise up a generation of women who are healed, healthy and wholeheartedly devoted to God and to His plans and purposes for their lives.
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