Book: Proverbs 18
“The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord.”
God blessed me with the women He gave me to be my wife. Yes she is a treasure from God and I need to treat her as such. But also I have received much favor from the Lord because of the impact she has had in my life. Her dedication to the Lord and seeking His will for our family has benefited me greatly.
As a young unmarried man, I would often talk with the Lord about the desire I had to meet the women he had planned for me. I wanted a spouse where we would complement each other. Looking back He brought her into my life at the perfect time. We work well together and her strengths are my weaknesses. I am a big picture thinker while she is a detailed thinker. I know how to organize people for a task to accomplish, while she can sense how the people are feeling about it.
When it comes to medicine and medical terminology I am hopelessly lost. It is all a foreign language to me and does not compute in my brain. When I have a cold or headache I am not sure if I should take acetaminophen (Tylenol), Ibuprofen (Advil) or a decongestant (Okay, those are my big medical terms I know). All I know is that I want to feel better. My wife, on the other hand, knows exactly what I should take and understands the medical terms as she is a pharmacist.
My wife likes the fact that I enjoy finances, investing and keeping track of our expenses. Although she could do these things, it is not something she enjoys. In fact she finds finances very tiresome. There have been several occasions when she has been having a hard time getting to sleep so she has rolled over and asked me to talk to her about finances. Within a few minutes of explaining investing to her she is sound asleep.
For those who are unmarried and hope to be someday may I suggest that you prepare yourself by becoming the person you would want to marry. Be wise in all your ways and be one who helps others.
If you are married, how do you treat your spouse? Do you see and treat her/him as a special treasure? I get concerned when I hear couples speak negatively about each other as that is not treating their relationship as the special gift from God it is. Don’t just look out for your own needs and interest, but also those of your spouse.