(Prov. 12:4 KJV) “A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.”
When a man finds a virtuous woman he has found a wife for life: For she is a crown unto her husband. Thus, she causes her husband to walk with confidence; she encourages her husband to be the man that God has called him to be. She is a woman of moral excellence, who loves life and loves God first and foremost. She is a woman who knows who she is, understands her role in the lives of her children, husband and friends; but the fact is that she is a woman that’s hard to find, because her price is far above rubies. She is a woman who stands by her man in the good and the bad times. However, when the truth needs to be told in her home she knows how to tell it with a voice of calm. And the fact is if you have one (as I do) you better hold on to her because a virtuous woman is hard to find.
Conversely, Solomon says there is that woman that maketh a man ashamed who brings about rottenness to the bones. Now is this woman a bad woman? Not necessarily. However, when she won’t follow her husband as he follows Christ it hurts to the core of his being. When she spends most of her time discouraging her husband instead of encouraging him it can bring rottenness to the bones. When she believes that because she makes the majority of the money she can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, take the trash out too, and then turn around and tell him what he needs to do, it can hurt him to the core. It’s not to say that this is a bad woman, but it is to say that this woman in any marriage will have a hard time following anybody. Thus, if she can’t follow, if she always has this mentality of “I am woman hear me roar” she might start out with a husband but she probably won’t keep him. Thus, to all the virtuous women out there God bless you, and keep on keeping on, because your husband needs you.
God Bless You.