Tuesday, April 12 |

Proverbs 12

"A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones."

As I stated in my post on chapter four, headdresses and neck ornaments weren't mere jewelry. They were public statements of status in the community. They portrayed power and authority, and were symbols of an official office, or heritage. A virtuous woman, one who had godly character, is an honor to her husband. She is the crown he wears.

People who say their actions don't affect anyone else are deceiving themselves. Not only can godly people lift others up, but ungodly people, like the wife that's contrasted here, can, and do, bring others down. And no one is more affected than the members of her family. Imagine 'rottenness in the bones'. What would happen to your body if your bones were rotten? Look at those who are ate up with bone cancer. The entire body is affected. An ungodly wife isn't compared to an irritating scratch, but a body-destroying disease. Isn't that a sobering thought?!

Help me, Lord, to always be a crown to my husband. To build him up, to make him proud.

Fight the good fight,

For additional thoughts on this chapter, read this.


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