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Humble vs Prideful Husband


Kristine Cucinotta Murphy

The humble husband doesn’t scold his wife

He sanctifies her in peace all of his life

Like Abraham, when Sarah grew impatient

Her direction he took and went

And when they saw and felt the strife she created

He was grieved but he never hated

He never called her names nor demanded she better do all he say

He never got angry, never raised his voice nor his hand

With truth wrapped around his waste belt

He went to God and prayed how he felt

He was the first one to lead a woman, to draw mercy in the sand

He didn’t blame, a humble husband

He never accused

Her mistakes for power over her, he never used

He washed her feet with the Spirit and power of the gospel of peace

And even though she led them wrong, God’s promise for them to have a son never did cease

Because Abraham loved his wife the way God commanded

Abraham’s prayers were not hindered

A humble and meek man led by God’s Holy Spirit never lacks

Isaac came, which means he laughs

Joy was brought into the world

And faith was established by God’s kept Word

I’m not suggesting husbands allow their wives to lead

But, I am encouraging when husbands go along with her suggestion, take heed

Fear of the LORD with trembling in how you treat her

Yes she is your wife, but she is also God’s daughter

On the opposite side of humble is pride

And when Abigail’s husband led wickedly he died

And God gave her to King David to love and admonish

Your very life and soul ain’t worth losing for being prideful and selfish

Lead your wives in mercy like Abraham

Because, God is “I Am That I Am”

Genesis 21:9-14

And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.

10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.

11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight because of his son.

12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.

1 Samuel 25:36-38

And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal’s heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light.

37 But it came to pass in the morning, when the wine was gone out of Nabal, and his wife had told him these things, that his heart died within him, and he became as a stone.

38 And it came to pass about ten days after, that the LORD smote Nabal, that he died.

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