Going All the Way
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones. Proverbs 12:4
Did you read that verse? I want you to know that it goes both ways; an excellent husband is a crown to his wife just the same way.
I want you to look at your marriage today and ask yourself, What am I doing to be a crown for my spouse? Or maybe you can think if it this way, Am I a crown of glory or a crown of thorns?
This only goes one way or the other. You either become a crown or you become rottenness in the bones.
You can see the difference between the two very easily. A person who has become a cancer eating away their spouse’s bones is one who tears their spouse down with their words and actions. They neglect their spouse in the home, give their attention and affection to other hobbies and relationships, betray trust, bring shame, disappoint hope, and ultimately abandon ship.
Is this what you want your marriage to be? Or do you want your marriage to be filled with hope, affection, love, dreams, desires, and fulfilled passions for life and for one another?
If you want to be a crown on your spouse’s head, then capture your words before you say them. Capture your thoughts before you let them into your heart. Make sure your words and thoughts are honoring and loving toward your spouse. Don’t get so comfortable in the relationship that you forget to take it seriously that your spouse is a real person who matters.
Choose today which you are going to be-a crown, or a cancer. The choice is up to you.
Prayer Lord God, thank You for my spouse. I’m sorry for the times I have been more like a cancer than a crown, but I ask for Your help today to be an excellent partner for my spouse. Help me to be a blessing to my marriage.