Excellent WifePosted: April 20, 2009
Came across this the other day…
“An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.” -Proverbs 12:4
I love looking up the original meanings to words. I am a nerd. I looked up excellent and found something different than I thought:
virtuous: chayll: force, whether of men, means or other resources; an army, wealth or virtue, valor, strength-able, activity, army, band of soldiers, company, forces good, host, might, power, riches, strength, strong, substance, train + valiant, valor, virtuous, war, worthy.
The “excellent” wife refereed to in the Bible is not some wimpy woman vacuuming all day in high heels. She is a warrior! Strong and virtuous! She protects her husband! She is active and has some ‘substance’ for crying out loud! : ) I am visual. According to this definition, I see a woman surrounding her husband (like a band of soldiers) with prayer, love, support and encouragement!
And because of these things, her man can hold his head high…. as if wearing a crown! He is stronger and more confident because of his “excellent” wife.
…wow I really have some “training” to do! This one pierces right to the heart. I want to be a “crown” and not “rottenness to Mark’s bones”.