The reference in verse 3 to the wife being like a fruitful vine and children like olive shoots not only speaks of vitality and fertility but is also a reminder of the good wife in Proverbs 31 with such support gladdening the writer’s heart providing the foundation of personal godliness in the Lord’s blessing (Ps 128:1 and 4).
The sphere of this blessing is particularly related to Zion where the Lord is enthroned and the welfare of the family and the prosperity of Jerusalem are inseparable.
- John Burbank
Campton Baptist Church and their interim pastor Peter Bolster
New Life Church of the White Mountains and their pastors Shirley and David Marcroft
Region Staff: Bob Wyand, Finance Manager