Proverbs 18:22 He who finds a wife finds a GOOD THING and receives FAVOR FROM THE LORD.
I guess every country has its own traditions when it comes to the wedding cards. But back at home, in Kenya, my native country, we have this expectation that on the wedding card there is always a scripture verse chosen by the couple to-be, as their wedding motto. Of the many wedding cards I have come across, I did notice that many couples chose the above scripture for their new marriage covenant. And for many reasons than not, I DO LOVE THIS SCRIPTURE VERSE. For one, it is a scripture more husband-directed than wife. Secondly, its a scripture that comes with two sure declarations from the Lord: A GOOD THING AND FAVOR.
A wife is a GOOD THING….because she is a gift from God to man.
Genesis 2:18 The Lord God said, “It is NOT GOOD for man to be alone. I will make a HELPER suitable for him.”
A wife is GOOD THING….because she came from man.
Genesis 2:22 Then the Lord God made woman from the rib he had taken OUT OF THE MAN, and he brought her to the man.
A wife brings FAVOR.…because there is strength in unity.
Genesis 2:24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be UNITED to his wife, and they will become ONE flesh.
A wife brings FAVOR.….because there is supply in cooperation.
Ecclesiastes 4:9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work;
A wife brings FAVOR....because there is power in agreement.
Amos 3:3 Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?
A wife brings FAVOR...because there is intimacy in companionship.
1 Corinthians 7:5 Do not deprive each other except for mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then COME TOGETHER AGAIN so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
Husband, in case you have forgotten that SHE comes with a package, it might be time for you to refresh yourself. God loves your wife and He wants you to love her as well!
Watch out: SHE COMES WITH FAVOR
Malachi 2:13-14 Another thing you do: You flood the Lord’s altar with tears. You weep and wail because he no longer pays attention to your offerings or accepts them with pleasure from your hands. You ask, ‘Why?” It is because the Lord is acting as a witness between you and the wife of your youth, because you have broken faith with her, though she is your partner, the wife of YOUR MARRIAGE COVENANT.
God is waiting on you, my friend!
God bless you.