Saturday, September 27, 2014

Prov. 31:10-12 Marrying with integrity.

Prov. 31:10-12  Who can find a virtuous and capable wife?  She is worth more than precious rubies.  Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life.  She will not hinder him but help him all her life.

In a world that no longer holds marriage up with the values that it used to, today’s verses remind us to marry with integrity.  Much of the problems couples have today could be avoided if more thought was given to whom we marry.  A virtuous and capable wife doesn’t just become that way after she is married.  The character of the heart is established long before the wedding ceremony.  It is essential for the success of the marriage that the couple takes the time and puts in the effort to find a companion that has godly character before a commitment is made to marry.

A spouse who is godly in heart is worth waiting for.  It is much better to never marry than to marry someone who is not compatible with you spiritually.  If a couple is unequally yoked together all kinds of discord will crop up in the marriage.

It is a wonderful thing to be in a marriage where trust is not a problem.  It bodes well for life outside the home when there is no fear that one’s spouse may act in an ungodly way outside the home.  The life of a couple who trusts each other is enriched greatly. 

The goal of any marriage ought to be to help, and not hinder, each other’s life.  When a couple lives this way, their marriage is truly blessed with much happiness.

The character of the heart determines the character of the marriage. 

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