Devotional – May 16: A Wife
Read Proverbs 12
Key Verse: “A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.” Proverbs 12:4
Your most important decision in life is choosing a Savior. The second most significant decision is selecting a spouse. Who wants decay in their bones? If your husband or wife is undermining, cruel, irresponsible, or proud, it can be draining. The goal of marriage is to bring out the best in the other person. A healthy marriage points people to Jesus, and it is clearly seen that Jesus is at the center of the relationship.
Noble character includes more praying and less complaining, more patience and less of a temper, more diligence and less excuses, more faith and less negativity, more truth and less lies, more love and less resentment, more consistency and less of a double life. What are some changes that you would like to make in your marriage? If you are single, what character qualities are you cultivating before your wedding? Do not settle for a mediocre marriage; be the partner who is a crown of joy and honor with your spouse.
Jesse Bradley is the Senior Pastor of Sebastopol Christian Church. He and his wife Laurie have three children. Jesse played professional soccer in Zimbabwe, Africa and Scotland as a goalkeeper, and graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Psychology as well as earning a Masters Degree in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He wrote two books including Rooted in Grace, and A New Season. His many passions include leader development, and helping people find Jesus while incorporating their faith into everyday life. www.activatelife.org
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