Now before I go any further with this entry let me go on record and state that no, I am not in the “dog house”, and no, this isn’t some lame attempt to give my wife “all the honor and all the glory” to get myself out of said “dog house” lol. Although some of what I write here will stem from my own personal experience, this is a general outlook (in the natural and the spiritual) as to why we as husbands don’t “deserve” our wives.
WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
This thought of not “deserving” our wives started with me just thinking about how much my wife does day in and day out. From cooking to cleaning to bills to dealing with me (which is a lot lol). We also have two girls so on top of being a wife to me and everything that comes with that, she also has her responsibilities as a mother. With that said I still want to focus on just the wife aspect because not all of the wives who are reading this blog are mothers. One morning me and my wife were getting ready for work (we also have to get the girls ready, which my wife does most of the time) and as we were about to walk out of the door she hands me my lunch already packed and my cup of coffee already made, sugar, creamer and all. At this moment I thought to myself, “what did I do to deserve her”?
WHY WE DON’T DESERVE OUR WIVES
The answer to that question is, NOTHING! We as husbands have done nothing nor can we ever do anything to “deserve” our wives. The reason being is that wives are a gift from God. Every gift that comes from God can’t earned or gained by anything we do but are freely given to us because of his great love for us. God gave me this revelation when I asked that question, “what did I do to deserve her”. Almost immediately the word ‘nothing’ came to mind and it got me thinking, what does the word of God say about our wives? How should we view the women God has given to us in marriage. I came up with a few scriptures I’d like to share here:
“Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies. Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life.”
Proverbs 31:10-11 NLT
“The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the LORD.”
Proverbs 18:22 NLT
“Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.””
Genesis 2:18 NLT
CHERISH HER AS A PRECIOUS GIFT
These are just a few scriptures of the many on wives, but even these alone showcase how our wives are more precious than rubies here to enrich our lives. How finding her gives us favor from the Lord. And how God saw that we needed a companion and has given us a woman specifically for us. This shows us that God places high value on wives. We as husbands should do the same. When we mistreat our wives, neglect them, or love them less than what they deserve, we disrespect the very gift of God. It’s almost like saying this gift you’ve given me isn’t good enough. I believe if we start to treat and view our wives the way God intended and cherish them as the precious gift they are, our marriages will significantly be better and God will bless us for loving our wives as Christ loved the church. He will show is favor and he will greatly enrich our lives.
What scriptures do you have that talk about wives, husbands or marriages in general? If you feel differently about what I’ve wrote or you just want to discuss it more please comment below. And don’t forget to Subscribe to this blog by entering your email into subscription box. Yall be blessed!