An Excellent Wife

Robin Aylor

Proverbs 12:4. An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.

 

An excellent wife is like a kingly crown

That rests on her husbands head

A noble sign that helps him abound

And honors the one she has wed

 

It says he is strong and says he is just. 

It says that she willingly gives him her trust. 

She says “lead on” “ both me and the troops!” 

Through valleys, ore mountains, and zig zagging loops

 

In kinship and station, in budget and plans

In love, in relations without domineering demands

Over land, over sea, on the ground, in the air, 

He captains the fleet, even leads them in prayer

 

The crown is a jewel, a helper indeed. 

For his kingdom an honorable husband will bleed

This crown proclaims majesty, honor and love 

His humility makes it to fit like a glove

 

But a crown of deceit, is selfish and brash. 

She tears down and belittles her husband like trash.

He hangs down his head as he walks on the way, 

Wondering what lies she has spread today.

 

Ephesians 5:24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. 25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,