For years now I have heard of the Proverbs something or other woman. My wife quotes her virtues almost daily. Her mother and her talk as though it is something they are aspiring to.
I must confess that I never read the passage. Well, I just did. As far as I can tell both my wife and her mother don't have much , if any, aspiring left to do.
My wife keeps my house immaculate. She takes care of our three children while growing another one in her belly(I know I should say womb here but who says that word? Certainly no man I know.) I can't thank her enough for all the wonderful things she does for this family. There are nights I pass out on the couch while she is still working about her chores.
I have wanted to post something for a little while singing the praises of my wife. I don't know what I would do without her.
For a long time she has sat quietly praying and listening to preachers while I ignored a lot of what God wanted me to do. Without her being faithful I would not be writing this blog or living my life in the will of God.
I read something in a book my in-laws gave us. It is written by Voddie Baucham. It is 1 Peter 3:1-2. My wife must have known this verse for quite some time.
In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives, as they observe your chaste and respectful behavior.
I cannot thank my wife enough for the behavior she has shown these years. Without her I would not be able to lead my family in the will of the Lord.
In 1 Peter 3:7 it tells me to honor my wife. My prayer is that I can honor her to extent that she deserves.