My first reaction after reading Proverbs 18:22 is to wonder how the liberal, agnostic, so-called “progressive” and inclusive church would interpret this verse. It is nigh unfathomable that in my amplification of this verse I have to make a point of stating that a “wife” is a female! How foolish and sinful American society has become!
LET IT BE SHOUTED FROM THE HIGHEST PLACES AND DECLARED UNAPOLOGETICALLY THAT GOD CREATED HUSBAND AND WIFE MALE AND FEMALE—PERIOD!
Proverbs 18:22 – “Whoso findeth [attain; find favor; get] a wife [female; woman] findeth [attain; find favor; get] a good [pleasing; pleasant; delightful] thing, and obtaineth [secure; draw out; elicit] favour [pleasure; desire; goodwill; acceptance] of the LORD [Jehovah; Eternal, Self-Existent God].”
To find a wife, obtain her love and win her favor is not only a good, pleasant and delightful thing; it is an expression of God’s divine grace and favor to a man. God in His infinite wisdom and matchless plan knew Adam, the first man, would need a “helpmeet” (Genesis 2:20). Eve was the perfect complement to her husband and his confidant.
When a man finds a woman whom he loves in word and cherishes in his actions…he has procured God’s best!
Copyright 2015 – Travis D. Smith