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“Character or Cancer”

December 2, 2014

Family Summit 2016

Proverbs 12:4 – “An excellent  wife is the crown of her husband, But she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.”

A “Homilist” wrote:  Here a virtuous woman is spoken of, and a virtuous woman is a true woman, chaste, prudent, modest, loving, faithful, patient in suffering, and brave in duty, keeping within the orbit of her sex, and lighting it with all the graces of womanhood. The language of the text implies two things:

THAT SHE EXERCISES A CONTROL OVER HER HUSBAND.

A “crown” is the insignia of rule. A virtuous woman rules by the power of her love and the graces of her life; beauties, tenderness, love, purity, are the imperial forces of life, and these women wields.   Furthermore,

THAT SHE CONFERS A DIGNITY UPON HIM.

A crown is a dignity.

~       Her excellence justifies his choice.

~       Her management enriches his exchequer.

~       Her influence…

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