Gold Rings and Pigpens
“Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.” Proverbs 11: 22 (NIV)
Gold rings. Pig noses. Not something you would ordinarily put together. Gold rings belong on hands. Pig noses belong in the slop bucket of the pigpen. So why does God, through Solomon, use this analogy to convey His truth?
A gold ring is to a pig’s nose as a beautiful woman is to indiscretion. Indiscretion in a beautiful woman, or in anyone female, would look like a girl gone wild.
Poor choices. Costly choices.
The nose of a pig tarnishes a valuable golden ring. Likewise, the muck of expletives, immodesty, and inappropriate use of one’s sexuality can tarnish the treasure of a young lady made in the image of God.
Girls, you were created for more than the pig’s nose. You belong on the nail-scarred hand of the One who crafted you. Don’t tarnish your gold with pigpen life.