There are those children who have the ability to bring their parents to ruin and there are those wives whose nagging is like water going drip-drip-drip-drip … so even if a man received an incredible inheritance from his parents, it is only the Lord that can give him a sensible wife.
Psalm 128:3 – “A fruitful vine” is one that produces something good, and is a good description of a good wife. She is considered the “very heart of your house.” It is in husbands best interest to “to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself” (Ephesians 5:28). “An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones” (Proverbs 12:4). “Olive trees” produce very useful oil, capable of many applications, so children add many moments of pleasure and happiness. A man whose wife and children sit around his table cannot be more satisfied.