Judges 13-15

Judges 13-15…Manoah’s wise wife.

It is a great gift to have a Christian companion to go to for counsel and comfort whenever your soul is depressed. Manoah had married a wife who was full of wisdom. She was the better one of the two in sound judgment. She was the stronger believer, and probably that was why the angel was sent to her. She was full of faith, and so when her husband fearfully said, “We shall surely die,” she provided an eternal perspective.

Single men, look at the character of the woman before you pursue her. Is she growing spiritually? Does she have a good reputation in the church? Does she fear the Lord? This is what should be most attractive, not outward beauty.

Proverbs 31:30

“Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”

Conversely, there are many warnings in scripture about selecting a wife without consideration of spiritual matters. The man who does this will undoubtedly regret his foolishness:

Proverbs 12:4

“An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.”

Speak to your elders/pastors before initiating a relationship. Seek counsel from those wiser than you. Ask for accountability from those who know you best, and pray for direction, wisdom, and purity, because “an excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.” ~ Proverbs 31:10.

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