“When I count my blessings. I count you twice my darling wife” – Anonymous
I feel I need to preface today’s devotion in two ways: First, I am not trying to make every woman who reads this devotion mad… I honestly am not. Please refrain from killing me the next time you see me… please. Second, I am not trying to earn brownie points with my wife.
My wife isn’t perfect, but I believe she is about as close as you can get. I didn’t realize when I first met her when we were in high school that she was a perfect girl, but I have come to realize that she is to me. Solomon said beauty is vain, and favor is deceitful. My wife is indeed beautiful and she does have many talents and skills, but that is not what I love about her. I love my wife so much because she fears the Lord. My wife loves to serve the Lord. My wife loves to serve our family. My wife has sacrificed so much. My wife has so much grace. My wife sets the tone of my home with joy. My wife works hard. My wife handles finances diligently and wisely. My wife is submissive. My wife is my best friend. My wife is perfect to me!
My heart aches a little for men who have wives who behave foolishly. Solomon says it is better to live in the wilderness than with a contentious and an angry woman. Unfortunately, I know some men who feel this way about their homes. They would rather be at work, outside, really ANYWHERE but home with their wife. The temperament of their spouse is that of nagging, contention, anger, and brawling (always picking fights). This doesn’t excuse an unloving husband, but we will deal with that in another devotion and another day (I promise).
I have to ask with earnest, “wife, do you respect your husband? Do you biblically submit to him? Do you create a warm and sweet spirit in your home?” If there is contention in your relationship with your husband, is it because you have been behaving like a “continual dropping in a very rainy day” (Proverbs 27:15)?
I am not asking if your husband has followed the command for him to love… I am not asking if he is honorable… I am not even asking if he is godly… I am asking YOU how you are doing at being a good wife. God has called you to reverence you husband, respect him, follow him, and be a woman who fears the Lord.
Maybe God has convicted you about your failure in not being all you ought to be as a wife, mother, and woman. Wont you confess to God, talk to your husband, and purpose to be the wife God wants you to be moving forward?
My intention today is not to make you feel bad, but to shine light on an area of your light that you might not realize has gone cold and is not God honoring. Purpose today to never be a contentious, brawling, angry woman.
Daily Scripture Reading
“Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.”