Ideally we should remember Michal as the wife of David but more than half of the time, shes either not named or named last as David’s wife. Ironically she was the first woman David married.
Michal definitely suffered some deep emotional trauma because the bible expressly describes how she loved David, but not once did it mention how David loved his wife, so similar to Potiphar’s wife, she was in a situation that definitely was not favourable but still did not justify her actions.
She was also not mentioned a lot in the bible but the few chapters she appeared in were either sad or scary.
We never see it this way but Michal had the opportunity to be the woman after God’s heart. She was married to the man after God’s heart regardless of the situation leading to their marriage, so nothing could’ve stopped her really, but we see that her love for David was actually a hazard to her love for God and her ability to sense situations clearly and without prejudice.
She was obsessed with this man named David and the obsession started long before they were joined together in Marriage.
Her lesson was a powerful one for me personally because sometimes, we excuse some things we adore in our lives because they are good or right but we forget that the moment we place anything above or on the same pedestal with God and/or our relationship with Him, we’ve set ourselves up for a disaster.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with a woman loving her husband like she did or with a child adoring his mother or with a student working to get to the apex of their academics or career.
These things in themselves are very good but when we begin to move things in our life to rotate around any of them, we miss the goodness it could bring to us like the way Michal met and loved (goodness) but ended a tragic way.
Michal’s story taught me to know God for myself and LOVE Him, I dare say the extent to which Michal loved David.
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I wish you could explain more how then do we love these other things or people more than the love we have for God.
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Hey, so, loving God looks like making Him the one and ultimate authority in your life. It’s recognising Him as both willing and able to take care of the life He has given to you.
The bible says in Ecclesiastes 3 that He has set the heart to man to eternity. This means that God set our hearts by default to focus on Him and our lives in Him. Now, because of the world we live in, we’ll find that this heart setting is constantly threatened by different things, events and people, but none of them must be strong enough to shift that setting of our hearts on God. It’s a daily battle and we win it daily by spending time with God so that He satisfies us beyond anything else and so that we see the other things in this world as temporal compared to the coming glory.
The more we spend time with God, the more our love for Him grows, and as our love for Him grows, suddenly we realise that our love for this world and the things in it become balanced, because we know they have their place only on one side of eternity.
May God continue to help us! Thank you for reading and engaging x