Words from the Heart for Wednesday November 22nd, 2017
The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain.
Proverbs 31:11 (NKJV)
The Heart of Her Husband
Every husband needs a place where his heart is safe. Families are under attack. Marriages are at risk. Popular movie themes will likely violate this truth. Statistics will show that there is a great need. Sometimes people walk away from their commitment to each other because they see no hope of change. Our marriage is the place designed by the Lord for us to be refueled to face our world and be all the Lord made us to be. Grant it, O Lord.
With all the talk these days of “fake news” a recent Ipsos poll shows that there is a great difference in how Canadians view their news providers compared to the USA. The poll shows that a majority of Canadians have some level of trust in traditional news media. 69 per cent of respondents have some level of trust when it comes to mainstream news media. 12 per cent said they have a “great deal of trust.”
Trust is vital in any relationship. If this is so in every human relationship, how much more is it so in the most intimate of human relationships – marriage. Trust is at the heart of every marriage. When trust is lost, the marriage is in trouble. Proverbs 31 is a chapter about a godly wife and Proverbs 30:11 says “The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain.” While this chapter is focusing on a wife, the principle is true for both partners in a marriage – husband and wife. Both are responsible for a commitment to their vows and for living their lives in such a way that the other spouse never has to give a thought to how they are living their lives and spending their time. As Solomon says here, it is a matter of the heart. If you truly love your husband or wife, you will never want to do anything to break their hearts. You want them to know they can trust you implicitly. And Solomon says that when trust is at the heart of the marriage, it pays dividends for the whole family.
These have been words from the heart.