Proverbs in 365 Devotions

July 8

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

Robin Aylor

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’s wed

It says he is strong, it  says he is just.

It shows that she willingly gives him her trust.
How she lets him lead, her and the troops,

In the valleys and mountains, through zig zagging loops

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

A crown of deceit though 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,

Father I pray for Christian husbands and wives world wide to honor one another and your word, in your order of things relating to leading and following, guiding, encouraging, justice, mercy and loving. Help us to see your glory in marriage; for it to point to you and be about you. Thank you for loving your bride the way you do.