Proverbs 18:22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
We have all heard it said before that behind every good man there is a great woman. These wonderful women are sometimes referred to as the better half. That is probably closer to right than we know. A Godly woman for a wife is a wonderful blessing to any man. She will pray for her husband, encourage him, stand behind him, defend him in front of the world, (even when he makes some goofy decisions she knows will not work,) and she will be his real best friend. In short, she completes him. With her at his side he can be all God intends him to be. God gave to men a desire to marry the right woman. It has been God’s desire for us to marry that woman and live with her for life. “Till in death do us part,” the vow says. It not only makes us happy to know we have someone who loves us, but also according to today’s verse, it seems to make God happy. We obtain the favour of the Lord when we marry the one He sent for us. You also see it says WIFE. Not live in, shack up, significant other, or roommate. It is the time-honored tradition of marriage between one man and one woman that God favors.
Husbands love your wives. Wives honor your husbands. It is the biblical model for happiness here on earth until God sends His Son Jesus for His bride, the church. At that time, I believe God will also say to His Son, “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.” Then Jesus will bring His bride to heaven to stand before His Father. There will be no “till death do us part,” as death has been done away with. There will be one bride, the church, for one groom, Jesus. Then again, in marriage we will obtain the favour of God forever.
Earth is a place for us to practice heavenly joy. Rekindle the joy in your relationship with your husband or wife. If you are not married, be patient, as God chooses the right life for you. If this includes a mate, He will bring to you the right man or woman you can love for life.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
1 Kings 5, 6 / Psalm 138 / Proverbs 18 / Revelation 3
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
1 Chron. 10-11 / John 18:19-40
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