Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wisdom Wednesdays # 24 - Vulgar, the New Normal?

Continuing this week to look at Proverbs 7 as it relates to women.  Let's look again at these verses and focus on verse 11:

10 Then a woman approaches him,
dressed as a prostitute, wily of heart.
11 She’s the coarse, impulsive type,
whose feet don’t stay at home;

The Word says the woman is coarse.  The dictionary defines coarse as rude, crude, indecent, vulgar.

I will give you examples of vulgar (coarse) behavior:  cursing, telling off-color jokes, sexual innuendo, humiliating and insulting others, fighting, bullying,  lewd facial expressions, sexual poses and get the idea (I hope).

I don't know about you, but I see many woman with that description in this day and age.  As a matter of fact, I see young girls emulating women on television, movies and in the music industry who are the epitomy of coarse.  A few examples:  Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Rihanna, Madonna, Lady GaGa....I could go on.  I can't really tell you many tv or movie stars because we hardly watch anything but old movies any more.  What I know, I've seen on television news and commercials.  Many of the things seen just on commercials make me blush.  I'd hate to see the whole act, show, or movie.   I am quite disturbed by what I see.  Obviously, vulgar is the new normal.  Quite honestly, I don't even want those images in my brain and turn the channel.  The Word tells us to guard our hearts.  We are not even to watch such evil things, much less take part in them.

By trying to be like the popular icons, young girls are being taught to dress immodestly, act like prostitutes, and curse like sailors.  This is wrong and is not pleasing to G-d.  Sadly, it is not only the teens who are doing these things, but the mature women as well. 

The verse is warning a young man to watch out and avoid a woman who acts like this.  But, it is also wisdom for women not to behave in this manner.

I'm thankful for a mother and other women who taught me to sit, talk, and act like a lady.  I feel grieved to see so many women and girls behaving immodestly, and feel it is my duty to share these lessons.  My views are not popular, but  I'm told in the Scriptures to teach the younger women.  I take that very seriously.

Next week, we'll look at the word impulsive.
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  1. Words of wisdom here - thank you for sharing this passage. It is a alarming to me to see the lines between vulgar and acceptable so blurred. It does give us the opportunity to shine in a dark world, though.
    stopping by via Whole Hearted Home blog hop this week. Blessings!

  2. Blessings to you, Linda. Thank you for stopping by today and encouraging me. It's not a popular topic, but it is important. I pray for you to be a light to the younger women around you.