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verse 4: “An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is as rottenness in his bones.”

I knew a couple once; I will not mention names. He was an upstanding member of the community; she seemed to be a good wife, and they had nice children. Her behavior, though, led to shame for him and his family. She betrayed him through an affair, and what’s worse, her behavior spiraled out of control, causing him much personal heartache. Their family became the subject of many whispered rumors and gossip. Even though he stood by her through the criminal proceedings she went through, he did later divorce her to move on with his and his children’s lives.

Solomon speaks here of an excellent wife being “the crown of her husband”. Proverbs 31 goes into great detail about the characteristics of an excellent wife. If husband and wives were true to each other and the roles and responsibilities that God has given us, there would be a lot more shining examples of marriage and family in the world today…and a lot less tarnished crowns.

Something to think about.

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