“A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown,” wrote Solomon, “but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.” We read in Genesis that God created woman to be man’s helper. As God reviewed His creation, He realized that Adam could not do what He wanted him to do by himself. He needed help so God created a “helper” for him.
The word “helper,” however, does not capture the depth of the meaning of that word. A “helper,” as used in this context is one who assists another to reach their full potential, to fill up or complement the other person. Eve, Adam’s wife, was created to make him “complete!”
A wife of “noble character” can bring her husband esteem and honor, recognition and respect. But, he must first earn it. If the husband does his part in becoming the man God wants him to be, then the wife can do her part by representing him well. She will be able to complete and complement her husband and receive her “crown.”
Prayer: Bless and empower those wives, Father, who enable husbands to bring honor and glory to Your name! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Proverbs 12:4 A good wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.