Daily Wisdom 135: Proverbs 7:10

Proverbs 7:10 (NKJV) — 10 And there a woman met him, With the attire of a harlot, and a crafty heart.

Two signs of moral impurity. While some scoff at the idea that one’s dress is of any significance, this verse refers to specific attire that identifies a harlot. It is at the opposite end of the fashion spectrum from that of godly women. (See I Timothy 2:9-10; I Peter 3:3-4.) The key concept for godly appearance and dress is modesty. Modesty does not draw the wrong kind of attention to itself. It encourages respect and wholesome admiration for one’s character, rather than emphasizing merely the physical appearance.

The second sign of this woman’s moral impurity is craftiness of heart. The context of this verse indicates this woman is a schemer who traps the unwary.