Jul 2, 2017

I never knew that it can be a little problematic when someone asks you, "What do you like about your wife?” in front of your wife. Let’s just say that if you’re newly married, never say, “She's smart and uhm, she's beautiful”. 

Lesson learned: Beautiful should always go first. Beautiful outranks everything else and it can also stand alone. Never put it as a side note or as a "by the way" thing. No offense to wisdom. I hope wisdom doesn't take this personally. It's just that there's a natural order of things in marriage.

However, in all of life including marriage, wisdom is something that is to be taken seriously. Proverbs 3:13-18 highlights and enumerates some of its benefits to a person's life.

Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, For the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed.

What sparked my curiosity though was the way wisdom was described. Why did the author use She and Her to describe it? 

I don't have the answer but it makes me think just how blessed I am to be married to someone who's not only beautiful but also full of wisdom.

Wisdom and Wife can trade places and the outcome will be the same.

-You are blessed to have her
-Having her is better than having gold or silver or jewels
-Nothing you desire on earth can be compared with her
-She’s' the key to long life, riches and honor
-She helps you find peace and life

Thank you Lord for my wife and for your promise that if I need wisdom, I can simply ask You and You will generously give it to me. You will not rebuke me for asking.


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