Husbands and Wives Proverbs ch 12

1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD,  but the LORD condemns a crafty man.3 A man cannot be established through wickedness,   but the righteous cannot be uprooted.4 A wife of noble character is her husband's crown,   but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.

Write down the questions in Green in your notes and the answers in another color ink.

Let's talk about husbands and wives.

Take a minute and write down at least 5 things you want your husband/wife to be.

Look at verse 4  What is a wife of noble character? A wife that is honest, fair and kind.

How would you describe the type of husband or wife you want? 

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Now lets look at Proverbs 31:10. For each one of these attributes about a noble wife list a corresponding or similar one about a man.
10. A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.  
11. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.  
12. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.  
13. She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.  
14. She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.  
15. She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.  
16. She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.  
17. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.  
18. She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.  
19. In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.  
20. She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.  
21. When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.  
22. She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.  
23. Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.  
24. She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.  
25. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.  
26. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.  
27. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.  
28. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:  
29. “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”  

Just take a minute and picture your wife.  If it's a crown to have a husband/wife of noble character, what is that.

List 4 things that are noble character

List 4 ways that a husband/wife can disgrace your crown.



Verse 4

A wife should be honest, fair and kind.  If so, then her husband will be proud of her.  She is valuable and precious to him, like a crown.  He is glad that she is with him.

A bad wife hurts her husband.  If the wife is evil, then the husband will suffer.  He will even feel weak.

A husband and wife should look after each other.  They should love each other.  Both should trust in God.  God will teach them to be good partners.

Verse 5

A good man does not plot evil plans.  His plans respect God.  The good man tries to help other people by his plans.

For example, someone might open a shop that sells food.  If the shopkeeper is a good person, then he wants to sell good food at a fair price.  But an evil shopkeeper might want to sell poor food at an expensive price.

The second part of this verse is about advice.  You cannot trust an evil man’s advice.  When he is advising you, he is plotting an evil plan.  You do not know his plan.  An evil man will not give sound advice.  His advice is a lie.  He wants to cheat you.

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1. Analyze the meaning of husbands and wives in a Biblical perspective

2. Explain the difference between the Wisdom and Knowledge

3. describe the

4. chart on a map the

5. define the terms

6. Explain the significance of

Knowledge: Recall of data.

Comprehension: Understand the meaning, translation, interpolation, and interpretation of instructions and problems. State a problem in one's own words.

Use a concept in a new situation or unprompted use of an abstraction. Applies what was learned in the classroom into novel situations in the workplace.

Separates material or concepts into component parts so that its organizational structure may be understood. Distinguishes between facts and inferences. 

Builds a structure or pattern from diverse elements. Put parts together to form a whole, with emphasis on creating a new meaning or structure.

Make judgments about the value of ideas or materials.