Friday, November 1, 2013

A Scolding Wife

David danced in the streets worshiping the Lord and sacrificing to Him.  And David was dancing before the Lord with all his might. {2 Samuel 6:14}  He loved the Lord and couldn't contain himself in praising Him for all His wonderful deeds.  He then generously blessed the people and gave every man and woman a cake of bread and one of dates and one of raisins.

Then he returned home to bless his household and his wife Michal greeted him and said,  "How the king of Israel distinguished himself today!  He uncovered himself today in the eyes of his servants' maids as one of te foolish ones shamelessly uncovers himself!"...And Michal the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her death. 
{2 Samuel 6:20,23}

On one of our vacations we had some guests staying with us.  As I was walking down to the house I heard this "godly" woman screaming at her husband.  She went on and on.  Oh, it was so ugly.  He later divorced her.

Let me encourage you to NEVER scold your husband, especially in public.  It not only humiliates your husband, but it humiliates yourself also.  We must always remember we are not their mother but their wives.

Mothering is necessary for training small children, but when a wife applies teaching or training to her husband it is an invasion of his privacy as an adult and a lack of respect for him as her leader.