Her children rise up and bless her;
Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
“Many daughters have done nobly,
But you excel them all.”
Oh, the blessed wife. It is no mystery that the Proverbs so regularly defend marital fidelity and highlight the endless importance of the wife and the mother. These are two of the most important and central offices in all of God’s created order. While many in the modern culture will downplay the importance of the natural offices of a woman by suggesting that the only way a woman can be valuable is if she is fulfilling the natural offices given to men, the Bible will have none of that non-sense. No person has more power to change the world than the woman who loves her husband and children with the Lord’s amazing love. No accomplishment can be said to be greater and more important than to have raised up children who know the Lord. No greater compliment can be given than that a person accurately lived out the love that is found between Jesus Christ and His church within their very marriage. The sweetest praise of anyone will not be the praises of the masses, but of the very family which she loved taught and nurtured by God’s amazing and gracious provision.