Monday, August 16, 2010

Marriage Monday

Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.
Proverbs 31:10-12

Powerful scripture, this passage is. Do you and your spouse have a relationship where you fully trust each other? Do you really trust each other? 

There is an old Bryan Adams song entitled "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You". In that song it goes on to say they die for you, they'd walk the world for you, everything they do, they do it for you. That is quite a commitment! Could you imagine loving your spouse so much that everything you did would be for them? Or, can you imagine your spouse doing everything they did for you?

The scripture above describes how a virtuous wife does her husband good all the days of her life. She never has ill will towards him, never does anything that is malicious towards him. The wonderful thing about this is that when a wife shows no evil towards her husband, he holds that in his heart and develops a magnificent trust in her. 

For the husband, knowing that his wife will always back him up and always be there for him, that empowers him to be able to do what is needed for the family. It can be as simple as the husband works his 40 hours and has the trust that things are taken care of at home. It can also be that husband and wife share tasks around the home and both bring in income. It's not a matter of who brings in the money and who keeps things in order, it's a matter of trust between the spouses that is gets done.

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