A Virtuous Woman: Gospel Today Devotional - 14th September, 2021

LESSONS FROM PROVERBS (2)




Have you ever seen a king dress? I have not seen any physically but most times in movies. Have you noticed that what makes people recognise a man as king aside his staff and his kingly garment is his crown, isn't it? That is one of the things that confers on him the authority of a king, right? The question I have in mind is this, what is a king without his crown? And to what extent can the splendor of a king be seen without his crown? Wives should be to their husbands what crowns are to kings.

The word 'virtuous' may mean chaste, morally upright, honourable, righteous, etc. It would be wise to say that any man who finds himself a virtuous woman for a wife would have no need to be afraid and this is because the heart of the man trusts safely in her that he shall have no need of spoil (Proverbs 31:11) and also because she will do him good all the days of her life and not evil (vs 12). It is wise that in the decision for a wife, men are to seek for themselves women who are virtuous and women should see to it that they become virtuous too. There's a reason for this and we shall see as we continue in the study. Praise God.

Today's lesson promises to be instructive as the Lord will be revealing things to us with regards to marriage and would be correcting mindsets and repairing marriages by his grace. It is however my prayer that as you read through today's lesson, you align your heart to the instructions such that you're blessed greatly. The passage under consideration is seen below,

"A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones"  (Proverbs 12:4).

Look at what the scripture says, that a virtuous woman is a crown to her husband. It was stated in the first paragraph that wives are to be to their husbands what crowns are to kings, isn't it? A woman who is virtuous (faithful, morally upright, industrious, with the fear of God, chaste, hospitable, submissive etc). One who is to her husband a blessing in all areas, not one who nags, complains, disrespects and dishonours her husband is a crown to her husband. He is pleased with her and satisfied with all she does such that he has no reason to stay in the wilderness because the woman is contentious (Proverbs 21:19).

This was the reason it was stated that men seek virtuous women as wives such that they are a crown to them and women seek to be virtuous such that they become a crown (precious and pleasing) to their husbands . As kings cherish their crowns so are husbands to cherish their wives because they are virtuous, and a crown to them. Are you virtuous? Are you a crown to your husband? It says further that she that makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. The question is this, does your husband as a result of your continual nagging, lack of submission, disrespect, stubbornness, your unwillingness to be taught feel as though he made the worse decision in his life? Does he rather prefer to stay outside than stay with you because of your attitude? 

Where do you belong? As a believing wife, why do you do otherwise? Are you a crown to your husband or as rottenness in his bones? Does your presence in his life comfort him or does it weary him? Those of you believing sisters who are anxious about marriage, do you know what it means to be virtuous? (See Proverbs 31:10--31? Will you become a crown to your husband or rottenness in his bones? Wives are to be to their husbands what crowns are to kings; precious and pleasing. This I believe is the mind of God for every christian home. The Lord bless his word in our hearts. Amen.

Thought for the day: Wives/wives to be, do/will you by your constant nagging trouble your husbands? Do/will you serve as rottenness in their bones or a crown to them?

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