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  • Narla Ali on Proverbs 18:22
    can you please explain proverbs 18;22 more in depth... So that I can have a clearer understanding of this verse.
  • Chris - in Reply on Proverbs 18:22
    Proverbs 18:22: "Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD."

    There could be other ways of understanding this verse, but taking into account that God alone has created man & woman & that for each other, the ideal plan set by God for us, can only be found in the beauty of holy marriage. The verse implies that the man who finds a wife, should seek one who altogether displays the characteristics of godliness, inner beauty, humility, love & care for her family, & many more traits. He then has the blessing of the Lord upon him & his family's life, as an example of God's intended family structure set by having the Lord God at the head of his family.

    Sadly, Satan has had his way with many, & even amongst Christians, where either or both parties do not adhere to God's Word, particularly by not showing understanding, love, forgiveness, seeking reconciliation, etc. to each other, & so that which is holy before the Lord continues in unhappiness & tension & maybe an eventual total breakdown. As well, this verse tells me that the Lord's Favour lies in a loving, man-woman marriage & not in any other way. The Lord cannot delight Himself in a true display of godliness in us, if we wilfully go against His Plan for a true family existence on Earth.
  • Susie - in Reply on Proverbs 18:22
    Proverbs 18:22 With God's plan, along with family structure and order in society, man and woman, male and female are the prescription to marry. Shacking and living together unmarried is out of order with our Creator. When God created Eve for Adam, she was his help mate; two became one. Therefore, one plus one equals one -- unity. Husband and wife work together in love enjoying one another. It is one of life's beautiful rewards. When spouses live together in love and unity, they have a wonderful, beautiful long life. God favors marriage. He wants couples (both male and female) to be joined in holy matrimony. The key here is the word holy. Wives are to be loved, treasured and cherished by their husbands. The Bible says for men to love their wives and be not bitter against them. Husbands who love God know how to love their wives and truly appreciate them. Women are fragile and often have delicate personalities. But when they are loved, men get 100 per cent of their love, emotions and energy. When both spouses are godly this is a major factor and it really works.

    The formula is love the Lord God, love Jesus, and love your spouse. God is love.

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