Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Good Wife

My last post quoted a Sirach 25:1 but as I've read further through 25 and into chapter 26 I have found a wealth of wisdom on being a good wife and warnings against and evil wife, even a section on "the fallen woman". If you have access I highly recommend reading both of these chapters fully, but here are a few of my favorite verses:

Happy is the husband of a good wife: The number of his days will be doubled.

A wife's grace will delight her husband, And her skill will put fat on his bones.
A silent wife is a gift from the Lord, And there is nothing worth as much as a disciplined soul.
A modest wife is blessing upon blessing, And there is no scale adequate to weigh a self-controlled soul.
Life the sun rising in the Lord's heaven is the beauty of a good wife in the ordering of her house.

My main goal for the year is to order my home and life, so I was pleased to read this last verse.

1 comment:

Michelle M. said...

Thank you for sharing that. It is probably not something that I would have found to read on my own.

I love the line " and her skill will put fat on his bones," Well, at least I have done that much for my husband- haha.

But seriously, those are some things that I need to work on more, Thanks for that.