My Darling Wife & Proverbs 12:4

Posted: August 10, 2010 in Uncategorized

This photo of my wife – Amber – does not do justice to the beauty of her soul.

This past Saturday we celebrated our first anniversary and I found myself in utter unbelief at how marvelously God has blessed me with Am.

Amber is truly my betterhalf. She’s my spiritual ironing board, smoothing out my many rough edges in life. Am grew up in over 5 different countries and on 2 continents, all of which prepared her and kindled a fire in her heart to be willing to serve the Lord for the rest of her life.

In thinking of my wife, there comes to mind a verse which applies to all marriages.

Proverbs 12:4 tells us: A noble and virtuous wife is the crown of her husband, but like rottenness in his bones is a shameful wife.

Undoubtedly, Amber is my crown in life.

Two words stick out here: noble and crown.

The noble and virtuous wife is one who strengthens her husband and household. Noble, which is used in this verse is also used in differing scriptures in a variety of ways such as: “strength, power… of a man’s legs” (Eccl. 12:3); “strength of character, competence, or capability” (Gen. 47:6; Exod. 18:21; 1 Chron. 26:7). In other words, there is a direct connection to the wife being central to the strength of the home, the support and aid of her husband, and is a woman who is full of ability.

A wife being compared to a crown implies a man’s wife – not himself – is his most prominent social adornment.

Herein lies many applications for a husband.

  • 1 – Husbands, we are to treat our wife as we would a crown: treasuring her, taking care of her, etc.
  • 2 – Perhaps you are like me and have failed to do this many times. There remains time today and onward to be a gentleman to your wife and seemingly polish her as you would a crown.

Am, thanks for being my wife, my crown. I treasure you, and I love you.

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