A good spouse (whether husband or wife) is a gift and a blessing from God. These next verses mention the blessing of a prudent and excellent wife, but a kind and loving husband is also a gift from God.
He who finds a wife finds what is good, gaining favor from the Lord. (Pro 18:22 CEB)
Houses and wealth are inherited from parents but a prudent wife is from the Lord. (Pro 19:14 NIV)
An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. (Pro 31:10-12 ESV – see also verses 13-31)
As the Scriptures teach us, EVERY GOOD THING is from our heavenly Father.
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. (Jas 1:17 NASB)
A good spouse blesses us in so many ways by providing:
- Companionship and connection
- Attraction, intimacy and passion
- A confidant and spiritual partner and
- A sense of purpose in having children and raising them together.
Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. (Gen 2:24 NKJV)
. . . and the two will become one flesh.’[So they are no longer two, but one flesh. (Mk 10:8 NIV) Spouses from the Lord become one body with their partner—united in faith, love and bringing glory to God.