It's been a couple of days since I posted, but I thought I'd have a little fun with this verse this morning.
Houses and riches are an inheritance from fathers,
But a prudent wife is from the Lord.
The reason I laughed was because of this: A young man (or maybe not so young, depending on circumstances) is given or inherits wealth (of whatever sort) from his father. HOWEVER, Dad does not provide him with what could arguably be one of the most important 'things' he will ever have--a wife.
Guys: This means you have to go find a wife! Yes, God will provide--but you have to also actually go looking (who knows...she may sit in front of you at church each week); but anyway, I do not quite understand my own sense of humor sometimes.
Conversely, girls: We shouldn't just sit on our hands either...while we may not go out "husband-hunting" in the same fashion that our brothers may go "wife-hunting", we should be trying to learn how to be that "prudent wife" so mentioned in this proverb.
Just a note, this goes both ways, ladies and gentlemen, I hope you all do not think that the other party in your future marriage is going to be always wise, properly loving, etc. We are all sinners saved by grace...you and your spouse are going to have to grow together, in some sense of the word--more for some people than others to be sure. Some of us will probably actually have more "growing-up" to do that we foolishly think we will come that day.
But enough of this repetitious "lecture"--I have an email I have to go write and then some more mind-frying research to take care of.
Have a loverly day folkies!