June 12 – Proverbs 12

June 8 – Proverbs 8
June 15 – Proverbs 15

June 12 – Proverbs 12

Defining Excellence

It’s June 12, let’s read the chapter of Proverbs that correlates to today’s date! 

Proverbs encourages older men to mentor young men in the key areas of life – like relationships!  Verse 4: ‘An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.’

A young man with the influence of culture and his own flesh may have a limited and skewed definition of excellence when it comes to women. This is where the value of a trusted mentor really kicks in. Excellence in verse 4 is “chayil” in the Hebrew, which when referring to women speaks of one with virtuous character. This is what will make a man truly proud of his wife – thus ‘the crown’. 

What other wisdom can we glean from chapter 12 of Proverbs today?