Woman's chief besetting sins

(J. C. Philpot, "Filth and Blood Purged by the Spirit
of Judgment and the Spirit of Burning

"The Lord will strip away their artful beauty—their
 ornaments, headbands, and crescent necklaces;
 their earrings, bracelets, and veils. Gone will be
 their scarves, ankle chains, sashes, perfumes, and
 charms; their rings, jewels, party clothes, gowns,
 capes, and purses; their mirrors, linen garments,
 head ornaments, and shawls." Isaiah 3:18-23

"The Lord will wash away the filth of the women
 of Zion." Isaiah 4:4

These women of Zion are typical representatives of
women professing godliness in all ages. The Lord
looked at their hearts, and the motives of their gaudy
attire. There He saw pride, luxury, love of dress and
woman's chief besetting sins—and all
this was in His eyes so much filth!

But as I do not wish to be too hard upon the women,
I may say, that we men have our hidden filth to as
great, or worse degree, than they. In us there are . . .
  many secret and powerful lusts,
  much hypocrisy, self-righteousness, pride, and
  various other sinful and sensual abominations.