Proverbs 20:22 – Ecclesiastes 2:26


Today we finish up Proverbs and begin the book of Ecclesiastes.  Interesting highlights in Proverbs include 30 sayings of the wise, proverbs compiled by the men of Hezekiah, sayings of Agur son of Jakeh, and the sayings of King Lemuel which concludes the book of proverbs with a story of the wife of noble character.  Next is the book of Ecclesiastes which is believed to be written by Solomon.  His main point is that everything is meaningless.  Life, wisdom, pleasures and work are meaningless in the grander scheme of all that we do.

Scripture Proverbs 31: 10-12

10 A wife of noble character who can find?  She is worth far more than rubies. 11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. 12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.

Proverbs 31Observation

Proverbs 31:10-31 describes a morally excellent and upright wife.  The author  asks who else can find this type of person?  He feels blessed to have her as his wife and says her value is far greater than any jewels.  Her husband has full confidence and trust in everything she does.  All the days of his life she has been a blessing with her responsibilities in their marriage.


God is pleased when he sees a cooperative marriage where there is complete trust and faith in each other.  From a man’s point of view I can say that true love for a husband and wife is expressed through their love for our Heavenly Father.  Valuing your spouse in great esteem, like the writer of Proverbs 31 did, could also mean to place them higher up than us.  We are not superior to our spouse instead we should have an attitude of thankfulness, trust and admiration for the value that they bring to the marriage relationship.


Thank you Lord for the blessing of marriage.  Thank you for my wife who is expressed in Proverbs 31.