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Valentine’s Wisdom

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My reading in Proverbs today seemed to fit nicely with Valentine’s Day. Proverbs 12:4 reads “An excellent wife is the crown of her husband.” Naturally my thoughts today tend towards my wife anyways and this seemed to be confirmation of what I already felt. I then turned to the very end of the book where we find a poem dedicated to the virtuous wife. We do not get the full impact of this poem when reading it in english as in the original language it is an acrostic with each verse beginning with the next letter of the hebrew alphabet.

In Proverbs 31 I read “[the worth of a virtuous wife] is far above rubies…the heart of her husband safely trusts her…she opens her mouth with wisdom and on her tongue is the law of kindness…she shall be praised.” Her reward shall be this: “Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also and he praises her: ‘many daughters have done well, but you excel them all.’

I am blessed to have a wife that is worth the world to me. I trust her with all my heart and look to her for wisdom and kindess. Though my children are young, they already praise her for being a wonderful, godly mommy. Her love keeps our family cemented together and I do believe that of “many daughters” she truly does excel them all. I thank God for Aileen continually – for her godliness, wisdom, industriousness and love.


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