An Excellent Wife

Reading the Word

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.(Proverbs 31:10, ESV)

Understanding and Applying the Word

The last portion of the Book of Proverbs deals with the “excellent wife”. The word translated “excellent” can have different meanings based on context. It can mean a woman of good character or one of strength. It can also mean a woman of worth or wealth. The idea of worth is what is present in this passage. This is a rare woman. This is the type of woman who is hard to find. In fact, she is more precious than jewels.

A further description of this rare woman will follow and we will look at parts of the description in the days ahead. For now, understand that having a spouse of high character and godliness is a valuable thing. It is a rare thing and we must never take it for granted. Let us strive to be that type of person for our spouse and let us give thanks to God for the godly wife or husband he has given us.

For those who are not married, but will be in the future, pray for your future spouse even now. And if you are single and have no plans to marry, know that a godly character is still a precious and rare thing for all who know you. Pray that God will continue to develop that in you for his glory.


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