Two are better than one.

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Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.  10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.  But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up. NKJV

This scripture applies to any kind of friendship but I’d like to relay it to the importance of the husband and wife relationship.  In reality there’s no one that really knows your husband like you do and there’s no one that knows you like your husband does, so this gives a real unique advantage of ‘knowing’ weak areas and strong areas that others are not privy to.  And with this knowledge comes a responsibility to pray.

I really admire my husband and the cheerful and calm spirit he has.  He always wants everyone around him to be comfortable and taken care of.  And for the most part, my husband plays with the children and tries to get me roped into some scenario where the end result is definitely going to be someone or everyone happily making a complete fool of themselves.  This usually ends with bouts of roaring laughter being heard throughout our household and I wouldn’t be surprised if our neighbors thought that we were completely mad.

But he’s got his serious moments too and like everyone else we have serious times because there are serious issues to deal with in raising a family to love the Lord and keep His ways and also in taking care of their physical needs.  I know that he faces day to day challenges as to how to provide and take care of his family and how to take care of all the things in business that need his attention.  And I know that he does not want to burden me with all the details but I can tell, as all wives can with their husbands, when something is causing his heart concern.

So as a wife I know the areas my husband excels in and the areas that he tries his best in and I also know the issues that cause him great concern.

Taking the information you do know and that which you discern as being concerns of your husband, gives you the base to lift him up in prayer and ask God to keep him physically and, even more so, spiritually in tune with the Holy Spirit so that the cares of the world will not wear down his spirit or his body.   This is one of our most important roles as women of God when we become wives.

Philippians 1:9-11
9 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, 10 that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, 11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. NKJV

In Philippians chapter one and verse nine it states, “that your love may abound still more in knowledge and discernment”… showing us that as godly wives our love for our husbands cannot stop at loving the physical things our husbands can do like how well he can fix the toilet or how well he can barbecue a hamburger.  The love we have for our husbands has to extend in the knowledge and discernment we have of him by the Holy Spirit so that we see the ways he needs to be covered from the attack of our common enemy, Satan.   This type of love causes your companion, who in this case is your husband, to stand and in all things stand.

Ephesians 6:13
13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. NKJV

Remember that no matter how much your husband appears to be strong physically or spiritually, that he will face challenges and attacks from the enemy.  Love him and lift him up always.

By Tammy Williams

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