Shalom, to all my sisters and brother in Torah. I urge all these waiting for the coming of the one true king, not to choose sides with the world. What I mean is that those who are waiting on the king should not be taking part in the political unrest in this country. Please did not feel like you have to take a side. We answer to the Creator, period. So now that’s out of the way, let’s continue in Proverb 31:20-22.
Verse 20:She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. First, I think that to understand this passage, we should understand what some words mean. The Hebraic word for poor is “ani”.”Ani”, does not necessarily mean without money. Okay, so the word means afflicted, humble, or oppressed. Why am I highlighting this? Well, this could also include people that are ill or without other resources(such as the fatherless or widowers). The word for needy is “eybon”, which does have a deeper meaning as well. Verse21: When it snows, she has no fear for her household, for all of them are clothed in scarlet. Scarlet is a color that was instrumental throughout the Bible. Scarlet was the color worn by the royal class. Scarlet also is considered a crimson color similar to the color of blood. Winter or snow can be a metaphor for hard times or seasons of no progression. She is not worried about hard times because her household is covered with the royal blood of Yeshua, and following Torah protects her family. Verse 22:She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple. This passage reminds me of the saying, “You made your bed, now lie in it”. So it made me want to understand the statement more. It basically means, we must live out our decisions and choices. The Hebraic equivalent is, you reap what you sow. She sows the coverings of righteousness so she safe to lie in her bed. Fine linen and purple are synonymous with priestly garments. She is in the order of Melchizedek.