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The Importance of Marriage

Bishop Taylor came the closest of anyone to capturing the sentiment of Proverbs 31 when he wrote:

“If you are for pleasure, marry. If you prize rosy health, marry. A good wife is heaven’s last best gift to a man; his angel of mercy; minister of graces innumerable; his gem of many virtues; his box of jewels; her voice, his sweetest music; her smiles, his brightest day; her kiss, the guardian of innocence; her arms, the pale of his safety; the balm of his health; the balsam of his life; her industry, his surest wealth; her economy, his safest steward; her lips, his faithful counselors...and her prayers, the ablest advocates of heaven’s blessing on his head.”

Today in the Word, July, 1989, p. 44

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