God-given Relationship

It’s easy to take some relationships for granted. In fact some are almost meant to be taken for granted. Everyone needs parents to be born, so it might be reasonably assumed that those parents would stick around afterward for a large portion of the population. That’s not to say some parents aren’t better at that role than others, but it’s kind of a given that at least two people had to make you and that generally they should be responsible for you afterward.

Houses and wealth are inherited from parents,

but a prudent wife is from the Lord.

Proverbs 19:14

But other relationships are not assumed; marriage doesn’t just happen after all. Even under the institution of arranged marriage, in cases of poverty and of social isolation, there could be difficulty in finding a suitable or even willing mate.

A spouse is not merely a special relationship not to be taken for granted, however. “A prudent wife is from the Lord” is indicative of the blessing of God in providing the path to being together, yes, but further that a woman who has a prudent nature has that due to her Godly attitude.

She was “from the Lord” before he met her and she will continue to be. It’s a God-given relationship because the first relationship both spouses had was with God.

Ethan Kirl

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  1. So sweet and well thought out! 💞

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