The Virtuous Woman Is A Crown
Proverbs 12:4 “The virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.”
In these verses, we are given a contrast between a virtuous woman and the woman that makes ashamed. The virtuous woman is one who is full of virtue (of goodness, of character, or moral excellence, or all character traits that are desirable).
The virtuous woman is one who is a crown to her husband. She realises that God has created her to help her husband, and her greatest fulfilment will come through knowing God and being a help meet for her husband. This is not to say that she is a lower class citizen or inferior in any way. On the contrary, she is equal and complementary. There can be no comparison between a man and woman, and there should be no competition, because each as very distinct different role to play in the home.
The woman who is a Godly woman can be called a crown to her husband. In other words, the husband is blessed by, proud of, and grateful for his wife. He can try his hardest in everything he does, but his wife is like the crowing touch. She can top everything off with excellence.
On the other hand, a woman can be like rottenness in the bones of a man. She nearly has the power to make her husband or break her husband. She can be so ungodly that she will be like an deep-rooted pain and bother in a man’s bones.
I am so thankful for my wife. She certainly makes me, completes me, and helps me in so many ways. Without her love, her encouragement, her help, her counsel, her prayers, and her example, I would be greatly hindered in everything I might want to do for God. But her virtuous living is something that has been a crown to me ever since we were married. I praise God for His gift of her to me, and I pray that I can be a Godly husband for her and for the Lord.
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