7. SELLING CHEAPLY THE DIGNITY OF THE WOMAN
What makes a man pay dowry and spend huge sums to marry in many cultures over the world is the dignity a woman carries. Women are people of honour; they are treasures through whom humans come into this world. God commands that they be honoured and loved.
In some cultures, a man would work hard for at least 5 years before he saves enough money to marry. And so, if he finally succeeds in marrying her, he adores and cherishes her because he has found a gold
The Bible says something very important about a VIRTOUS WOMAN: “Who can find a virtuous woman? for HER PRICE is far above rubies.” (Prov 31:10)
First, every virtuous woman has a price, the dowry and anything demanded must be paid before a man touches her. Any woman who gives herself to a man who hasn’t paid is not virtuous; she’s a bonanza – free for all!
Second, a virtuous woman is not common; she’s not someone anyone would say “I have slept with her countlessly.” Even her fiance sees her as scarce and indispensable. He sees asking her to open her legs to him as an insult
Third, she doesn’t just have a price, she’s expensive. Not in terms of money but character. She never compromises; never loses herself emotionally; never gives room for sin; never disappoints her parents. She’s respected even by her fiance. If a man gets you pregnant out of wedlock, you’re cheap.
I see no reason why a man should desperately look forward to his wedding when he already impregnated the bride. WEDDING NIGHT means nothing because what’s coming in is a used product. The money paid is not really dowry but compensation.
Do not give your greatest treasure away for free. Your husband wouldn’t give you the respect you deserve neither will your parents be proud of you. You have a price; you’re expensive; live worthy of the status of the virtuous woman God has placed you
Thanks for following this series from 1-7. Watch out for the next. God bless you.
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