He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the Lord.
Ladies, we love this scripture. We love to tell our husband, “I’m your good thing”! Well, I know we all have our own lists of what is good and requirements for our husbands to meet, but I looked up good in the dictionary. Wow, what an extensive list!
1. morally excellent; virtuous; righteous; pious
2. satisfactory in quality, quantity, or degree
3. of high quality; excellent.
4. right; proper; fit
6. kind, beneficent, or friendly
7. honorable or worthy; in good standing
Do we live up to being “good”? I know we are measured by God and we are not perfect. Thank God that we are covered by the blood of Jesus and His mercy is new every morning, but there is a standard that is laid out for us to meet. So of course you are good because you are created in the image and likeness of God. He fearfully and wonderfully made you, but does your behavior resemble the definition of good? Looking at this list makes me realize that I’ve fallen short of being my husband’s “good thing”. There is always room for improvement! I believe as we set our hearts in prayer and ask God to make us whole, our character begins to line up to these definitions. We set an atmosphere in our homes that allows our husbands to receive favor from Him! We have the power to activate God’s favor in our homes just by being good to our husbands! I want God’s favor to drip from my husband and over flow into everything around him. I know he must do his part, but I am accountable for mine.
Father, we thank you for our husband. We thank You for Your word that is rich in instruction and love. Show us how to match up to the goodness that will activate the favor of God upon our husband. Forgive us for sometimes pointing fingers at him and not evaluating our own character. We want to be everything You created us to be. Thank You for your mercy and love that gently corrects us and gives us another chance to get it right. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!