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verses 13-14: “A foolish son is destruction to his father, And the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping. House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers, But a prudent wife is from the LORD.”

Ever had a leaky faucet? The other night, I could hear several sounds inside the house and outside the house, as my wife and I settled into sleep. Certainly they were small noise, but it wasn’t bothering me…my wife, however, couldn’t fall asleep: “Do you hear the sink dripping?” “Uh, no,” I replied. “I do….I can’t fall asleep.” Finally she got out of bed, located the noise in our bathroom, tightly shut off the faucet, and silenced the noise. I couldn’t hear it, but she could….and it was going to drive her crazy!

The verses speak today of family, specifically wives. I quote the Holman Concordance on Proverbs, pg 315: “Having a foolish son is a disaster….And equally distressing is life with a quarrelsome wife. The word quarrelsome appears more often in Proverbs than any other book of the Bible,…The perpetual discord that she stirs up is as relentlessly irritating as a leaky roof. Just as a constant dripping can cause exasperation and permanent damage to a house, she can cause irreparable harm to the family relationships. But nothing brightens a man’s life more than the gift of a prudent wife, one who is capable and successful, who knows how to deal with people lovingly. She is his greatest asset. And even though a man would inherit property from his parents, including houses and wealth, God is the one who provides such a wife.”

Men, if God has blessed you with such a wife, thank Him for her today!

Have a blessed day!

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