The Real Value of a Wife?

I’m a pastor.

My wife and I have seven children.

Today I was studying for this Sunday’s Mother’s Day message.

I was reading the passage in Proverbs 31 where it says:

Pro 31:10

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.

So, I decided to find out how much
rubies were worth.

I thought you might find
this calculation interesting:

· There are 141.7 carats in an ounce

· There are 16 ounces in a pound

· If the average wife weighed in at 120 lbs

· Then she would weigh 272,064 carats

· A particular ruby sold for $425,000 per carat

· That means that the minimum worth of a 120lbs wife with noble character is

· $ 115,627,200,000

That’s $115.6 Billion!!!

So that’s the minimum worth,

if she has noble character.

But the Bible says her worth is far more!

How much is far more than 1?

Maybe 10?

OK, it could be a lot more than 10 but let’s start there.

So, the minimum worth of a 120lb wife of noble character is at least

$1.15 Trillion

I think we need to start treating our wives better!