Marital Advice from Sarah and Abraham
Tags: dignity, fear, headship, husbands, love, marriage, partnership, respect, subjugation, submission, wives
Thought for the Week:
Sarah referred to Abraham as â€śmy lord,â€ť but God told Abraham, â€śWhatever Sarah tells you, listen to her!â€ť (Genesis 21:12). In the Hebrew idiom, â€śto listenâ€ť is to obey. Abraham was lord over Sarah, but in His service of God, he was subservient to his wife.
Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I have become old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?” (Genesis 18:12)
Although Sarah laughed to herself in the privacy of her tent, the LORD knew. He asked Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, when I am so old?’” That was not what Sarah really said. The LORD omitted her words about Abraham: “My lord being old also.” Why did God leave out those words?
In the matter of our mother Sarah, the Ho…
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