Job 11:12 For an empty-headed man will be wise, When a wild donkey's colt is born a man.
Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear and increase learning, And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel,
to your wives, husbands. So often the act of listening and hearing and
responding to your wife will avoid misunderstandings and arguments, but
more importantly, you will better understand her.
Proverbs 12:5 The thoughts of the righteous are right, But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
keep your thoughts under control. The man who has a wandering eye, and
seeks outside entertainment; who does not drink water from his own cistern, and whose fountain is not blessed is foolish beyond measure. The pleasures of the body are fleeting at best.
The intimacy of marriage lasts much longer, is more satisfying, and is
much warmer when the bones get old and tired.
Proverbs 12:13 The wicked is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the righteous will come through trouble.Proverbs 12:19
The truthful lip shall be established forever, But a lying tongue is
but for a moment. 20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,
But counselors of peace have joy… 22 Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal truthfully are His delight.
Do not lie to cover up anything. What a tangled web we weave when we practice
to deceive. When a person is caught in a lie, then trust starts to
disintegrate. When trust is gone, that deep abiding love dissipates,
too. It is very difficult to love someone you do not trust. It is
interesting that there are four verses in this one chapter dealing with
deceit. Peace reigns where there is honesty. Speaking of peace…
Proverbs 12:16 A fool's wrath is known at once, But a prudent man covers shame.
anger rules the man, folly sticks to him like gum on a shoe. A wise
husband will be lord over his anger. Righteous anger is a wonderful
thing and spurs us to do something about injustices, but foolish anger
does nothing but stir up strife and sows discord in the marriage which
is something the LORD hates (Proverbs 6:18). Angry words never solve
anything, and only cut to the bone wounds that take forever to heal.
Soft words turn away wrath. Just remember that always being right
doesn’t always make you happy. Joy in marriage is work. Love in marriage
is work. Anger is a tool of Satan that steals joy and distorts love, be
wary of that fiery dart from Hell.
Proverbs 12:14 A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, And the recompense of a man's hands will be rendered to him.
is nothing so wonderful as a hard-working man. There is something about
hard work (either in an office, a farm, or a shop) that makes a man
smell good to the soul. The godly esteem that exudes from a man who’s
put in a good day’s work drapes around the wife’s shoulders and comforts
her with warm security. Hard work says, “I love you, my darling wife,”
more than words. It goes deeper into the fibers of her being and
encases her heart in a loving, gentle embrace.
Proverbs 20:7 The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him.
is a whole sermon in this verse. Watching the political game for this
presidential election I wonder does any man/woman in politics possess
this quite desirable quality? I also wonder about the media, and
business owners, workers, Sunday school teachers, preachers, doctors,
lawyers, and Indian chiefs. A man who considers honesty and integrity
above himself honors God and his family. Someone who always points a
finger, never taking responsibility for his own foolishness will tear
down the wall of trust that protects the marriage, and heaps shame upon
Proverbs 20:22 Do not say, "I will recompense evil"; Wait for the LORD, and He will save you.
wise husband will not retaliate or seek revenge against friends,
enemies or his wife. Waiting upon the LORD is not an easy thing to do,
but God deals with each person within that person’s own special heart
language. Only God had build and restore friendships and marriages
through forgiveness which is a vertical thing, not a horizontal thing.
Forgiving someone is not saying, “What you did is okay, I condone it.”
Forgiving someone is saying, “I love you anyway, no matter what you did.
We’ll bury the thing and not think about it again.” Forgiveness is the
best expression of love except for laying one’s life down for another.
Ecclesiastes 12:6 Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed, Or the golden bowl is broken, Or the pitcher shattered at the fountain, Or the wheel broken at the well. Proverbs 14:27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death
is no wiser husband than the one who bends his knee to the LORD for his
discipline, recognizing the LORD’s voice, and obeying Him above all
others. He who puts God first and his wife second will have a long and
Isaiah 54:5 For your Maker is your
husband, The LORD of hosts is His name; And your Redeemer is the Holy
One of Israel; He is called the God of the whole earth.
is quite a high mark to attain as a husband. God knew there would be
only one Jesus, and when Paul told husbands to love their wives like
Jesus loves the church, he wasn’t kidding; but the fact remains: there
is only one Jesus. We all fall short of the glory of God. But that should not keep us from striving toward that goal.
Ladies and gentlemen, we will have the perfect
everything when we get to Heaven, for now, we’ll have to strive for
what is attainable. The Bible is quite vocal on how husbands should
behave, and the wise husband shall have mountains of blessings.