I know what a blessing it is to have a wonderful wife whose heart is filled with the word of God, whose mind is governed by good judgment, and whose lips overflow with gracious words!
Read this conversation between Samson's father and mother, and think about the husband and wife relationship.
What the husband says:
"So Manoah said to his wife, 'We will surely die, for we have seen God.'" Judges 13:22
What the wife says:
"But his wife said to him, 'If the LORD had desired to kill us, He would not have accepted a burnt offering and a grain offering from our hands, nor would He have shown us all these things, nor would He have let us hear things like this at this time.'" Judges 13:23
Mr. Manoah saw something and reacted. Mrs. Manoah saw the same something, but in it she saw God and heard His word. She had trained her heart to look for God, and she found Him. Then she opened her mouth in wisdom and kindly taught her husband.
How are you preparing your life for marriage? Miss Manoah filled her life with God's word long before she became Mrs. Manoah. She brought a helper into the marriage whom her husband deeply needed.
"She opens her mouth in wisdom,
And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue."
For me to live is Christ.