The Other Side of the Coin

By: Steve Negley

Posted: February 16, 2017

Category: Daily Devotional

A good wife is the crown of her husband,
but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.

Proverbs 12:4

A few days back we listened to a rather negative proverbial portrayal of a woman. Gladly, the writer of Proverbs also decided to give his readers the other side of the coin in praise of a good wife. (If we jump ahead to chapter 31, we get an overwhelmingly positive picture of a virtuous woman.)

A good wife is not only a possibility, but a very positive present for the man who has found one. A good wife is the crown of her husband! (The author of Proverbs just can’t keep it on a high note all the way through, though, reminding us that the other side to that coin is like rottenness in the husband’s bones.)

It’s short and simple here:

If you have found yourself married, and you have been blessed with a good wife, tip your crown to part of your good life.


Dear God, help me to treasure those people who fill my life with blessed relationships. And help me to be a blessing to those in relationship with me through Jesus my Savior and Lord. Amen.