The daughter of The King
1 Cor 6:19-20
19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Once in a while, I like read about the royal family. Earlier in my life, I used to read lots of children books on kingdoms, like the Cinderella stories, etc. In all these kingdoms, there would be a powerful father, who really loves the daughter. He ensures that she is provided with all that he thinks is important. And the daughter is so beautiful, and does everything to please the father.
The life of royals is similar. There are beautiful things and perks and class and privileges which come with the titles. At the same time, there are rules that govern their behaviour. Like length of dress, interaction with society, color of nail polish. I often reflect on these two items. The daughter of the king, obeys their dad out of love for the dad. Because they would never want to see their dad sad. At the same time, the dad loves the daughter so much, and would go to any length to ensure that they are safe and happy. But in this kingdom there are guidelines, that will ensure peaceful coexistence and safety of the daughter and others in the kingdom. We have not only to desire the goodies from our loving king, but at the same time, follow his other guidelines.
As we interact with people, the dressing, the speaking, and all mannerisms, the spending, have to be conformed with our status:- The daughter of The King. I remind myself every time I feel tempted to stray. I am guilty too.
Not everyone belongs to the king. We belong to him. So we do not have to be like anyone else. If we have love in our heart, then we will seek to do only what the king desires.
What does our King desire? Our kings guidelines are in the commandments, the beatitudes, the bible. Out of a pure heart, will flow particular outward mannerisms. As we adhere to what we already know, he will reveal more to us ... We will become more beautiful daughters before His eyes.
Proverbs 11:22 As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
Saints too have their say on this.
Being modest is closely connected to self-worth. Unaware of our value, we attract the wrong attention.
John 3:30 He must increase and we must decrease.