Michal: The Rejected Daughter and Wife

 

The same night, Saul sent messengers to David’s house to guard it, that he might kill him in the morning. David’s wife Michal informed him “Unless you save yourself tonight, tomorrow you will be killed.” (1 Samuel 19:11)

Read and Ponder: 1 Samuel 19: 11-17

When Saul plans to have David killed, Michal takes it upon herself to help him escape. She even lied to protect David from capture. Now David abandons her and her father is angry with her.

 

Question to Ponder:

  1. Michal risked the anger of King Saul to save the man she loved. She showed great courage in the face of great risk to herself. Would I show similar courage for someone I love or let circumstances follow their own course?

Prayer:

Lord Jesus, help me to be less like Michal and more like Leah. Help me avoid bitterness and look toward you as I move through painful life events.

 

May God’s Mercy and Love embrace you,

Christina Weigand

Excerpted from Women of the Bible: A Study by Christina Weigand

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