The name of our blog is Maidens of Worth. However, you many not quite know what we're about, so I hope to explain a few things.
Our theme verses are 1 Peter 3:3-4 - "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight." (emphasis mine) So, through these verses we find that a gentle and quiet spirit is something we should strive for, because to God, it is of great worth! Plus, it is everlastingly beautiful, beauty that won't ever fade away. Wouldn't you like that? Yes, we can make ourselves stunningly beautiful on the outside, but eventually it will fade. We want to have an inner beauty, cultivated by God, that will never fade. Does this mean that we can't braid our hair, or wear jewelry and nice clothes? No! It's okay to want to look nice, but our outward appearance should not be where our beauty comes from. If you have an unfading inner beauty, it will shine through... not matter how you look on the outside!
1 Timothy 2:8-9 even tells us how we're to dress: "I also want a women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God." Again, I don't think it's wrong to dress well, in fact the women of the Bible often were reported to be wearing beautiful clothes. But, they shouldn't be our focus, instead, we should dress with good deeds.
Another verse that communicates our message is Proverbs 31:10 - "A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies." (emphasis mine) Obviously Miriam and I aren't wives yet. However, we can begin to build up, with God's help, a noble character, so that one day we will be wives of noble character worth far more than rubies. How do we do this? Well, Proverbs 31:11-31 goes on to describe all of the things a wife of noble character does, and it's quite an inexhaustible list! By studying each verse and trying to put them into practice, we can learn quite a bit, and begin developing a noble character.
We can also learn a lot from the older women who have gone before us, such as our moms or other ladies we know. Speaking about the older women, Paul says in Titus 2:4-5 - "Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God." Again, we don't yet have husbands or children, but there's still a wealth of things to learn to do from these two verses.
And one day, when we do marry, we hope to be wives of noble character. Proverbs 12:4 says "A wife of noble character is her husband's crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones." I'd much rather be a crown rather than decay, wouldn't you?
Now we know what we want to be worth, but what is a maiden? The dictionary defines a maiden as "a young unmarried woman." Obviously this describes Miriam and I. We could have easily called this blog "Girls of Worth" or "Young Women of Worth", but there's just something about the word Maiden that sounds so beautiful and feminine. In fact, to be maidenly is to be "like a maiden; gentle; modest" - all things I hope to be.
Now, although this blog is mainly geared to maidens, we hope that you will be encouraged, be ye a maiden, mother, or man. There will most likely be quite a variety of topics addressed through our writings. There'll be everything from essays, to musings, to poetry, to simple daily happenings in our lives. Through everything, we hope to bring glory, praise, and honor to our Father God, and hope that you will be encouraged and refreshed as you read the blog of two maidens, who are quite unlike the "normal" teen girls of today...
"Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen." - 1 Timothy 1:17