She's My Better Half (Proverbs 12:4)

“I would like to introduce my better half, my wife!”


How often have we heard this phrase repeated during introductions? It is more than a nice or polite sentiment, for many husbands, it is a heartfelt expression of their pride in their spouse. For the Christian couple, the meaning is even more profound. Our wives are our gift from God, our help-mate. Husbands are charged with the solemn responsibility to care for her as Jesus Christ cares for the church.

An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.
Proverbs 12:4

When a husband does care and nurture her in a godly relationship, she is, indeed, his crown!

A crown depicts the legitimacy of one’s position and signifies authority. But the Bible has many meaning additional meaning for a crown. It may represent a gift or reward received or even represent an emotion such as rejoicing. I believe an excellent wife represents all of these meanings of a crown and dignifies her husband. She represents the nature of the holy relationship that Jesus Christ has for all believers. And when this happens, she truly is my better half, because she represents the goodness and excellence of Jesus Christ!

Do we “wear” our wives as a crown of excellence? Or have we failed to nurture this holy relationship and tarnished the crown? Christian husbands, God’s command to us is clear!

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.