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verses 10-12: “An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil All the days of her life.”

The end of Proverbs 31, and the end of the book of Proverbs itself, is an acrostic on the capable wife. I once memorized this passage (which starts at verse 10 and runs to verse 31) and recited it to my wife on a Valentine’s date some years ago. I gave that recitation as a gift of love to my wife, and I could tell she really liked it. Because to me, my wife exemplifies the “Proverbs 31 woman”. These last few entries on Proverbs are going to focus on this passage.

Take a look at verses 10-12, and just read it. When I was in the dating world, I often wondered if I would ever find Miss Right (yeah, believe it or not ladies, guys worry about this too!). I remember the day I finally had enough and told God in prayer that I didn’t care if I ever found the right girl…I was so sick of the games. It wasn’t until later that I found out that my future wife was praying, begging God for her soul mate, within the same time frame. As I like to tell the story, it’s as if God said to me, “good, I’ve been waiting for you to let go and let Me handle this…there she is!” It was the next day I met my future bride in Sunday School.

Husband, take a moment today and thank God for the wife you have.

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