HerStory: Women in the Bible (Part 1) - Michal - Day 1
David’s Wife ~ King Saul’s Youngest Daughter
Day 1 Reading
Many young girls fanaticize about becoming a princess; however, that can sometimes come with an awful price. Michal was the youngest daughter of the first king of Israel, King Saul. Saul had stopped obeying God and became full of pride, revenge, and jealousy. There was a young shepherd by the name of David, he was a musician and a courageous warrior. Michal had her eyes set on him. She loved David and the Bible says so. “Now Michal, Saul’s daughter, loved David” (1 Samuel 18:20). As a matter of fact, the only place in the Old Testament that states a woman loved a man is in Michal’s story. This had to be a love that was known amongst many for the Bible to state it. Usually, the Bible says the man loved the woman, but 1 Samuel says she loved him. She met him when he served in her father’s court playing music for him.
Can you see her sitting around having tea with her friends laughing and telling them how she is so into this young shepherd? Can you also see her chattering about the sounds he created with his harp with delight, telling her girlfriends how brave and fearless he is, especially after he took down Goliath? You know how we as women are when we fall hard for someone. The kind of falling that we must tell someone, specifically, our inner circle, because we can’t keep it to ourselves. Oh yeah, side note … her brother Jonathan is extremely cool with David. Hold that in your back pocket.
Saul realized David was covered and protected by God. His jealousy grew. He caught wind of his daughter’s love for David. Saul had his servants tell David he was going to give his daughter Michal to him. David told the servants he was just a poor man and had no money to pay the king for his daughter. The plot begins for Saul with no regard for his daughter. He sent word to David that all he had to do was pay him 100 of the Philistines' foreskins as a plan for David to be killed without him doing so himself. David took on the task with boldness. Saul knew the enemies would kill David, but God protected Him. He brought back 200 Philistine foreskins. Saul gave him Michal to be his wife.
Types of Relationships:
· Family relationships
· Romantic relationships
· Sexual relationships
· Work relationships
· Situational relationships
At some point in our lives, we have dealt with someone who falls into one of the types of relationships stated above where either a person or people have utilized our vulnerability, care, love, passion, etc. for his/her/their benefit. When we find ourselves in this situation and feel as though we have no say or no control, we can pray, we can take the time to meditate in the presence of God, and we can read His Word. We have a HELPER, The HOLY SPIRIT, ready to direct and guide us through it all. When others are controlling our paths, we can slow that thing down and go directly to God asking Him to take control. Father, take the wheel. Ask Him to step in, lead you, guide you, protect you, cover you and most of all ASK Him to move things in accordance with His plan. Yes, even when we think someone is giving us something our heart desires, consult with God and let Him know, if it’s not in His will or plans, to shift the situation in accordance to the desires that He has for you. The Lord told us, and we need to remember “I can do all things through Him who strengthen me” Philippians 4:13 (ESV)
1 Samuel 14:49 (AMP)
49Now Saul’s sons were Jonathan, Ishvi, and Malchi-shua. The names of his two daughters were these: the name of the firstborn was Merab, and the name of the younger, Michal.
1 Samuel 18:17-19 (AMP)
17Then Saul said to David, “Behold I will give you my older daughter Merab as a wife; only be brave for me and fight the Lord’s battles.” For Saul thought, “My hand shall not be against him, but let the hand of the Philistines be against him.” 18David said to Saul, “Who am I, and what is my life or my father’s family in Israel, that I should be the king’s son-in-law?” 19But at the time when Merab, Saul’s daughter, should have been given to David, she was [instead] given to Adriel the Meholathite as a wife.
1 Samuel 18:20-27 (AMP)
David Marries Saul’s Daughter
20Now Michal, Saul’s daughter, loved David; and when they told Saul, it pleased him. 21Saul said, “I will give her to him so that she may become a snare (bad influence, source of trouble) to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him.” So Saul said to David for a second time, “You shall be my son-in-law today.” 22Then Saul commanded his servants, “Speak to David secretly, saying, ‘Listen, the king delights in you, and all his servants love you; now then, become the king’s son-in-law.’” 23So Saul’s servants spoke these words to David. But David said, “Is it a trivial thing in your sight to become a king’s son-in-law, seeing that I am a poor man and insignificant?” 24The servants of Saul told him what David said. 25Then Saul said, “This is what you shall say to David: ‘The king wants no dowry except a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to take vengeance on the king’s enemies.’ ” Now Saul’s intention was to cause David’s death at the hand of the Philistines. 26When his servants told David these words, it pleased him to become the king’s son-in-law. Before the time [for the marriage] arrived, 27David arose and went, he and his men, and killed two hundred Philistine men, and David brought their foreskins [as proof of death] and presented every one of them to the king, so that he might become the king’s son-in-law. So, Saul gave him Michal, his [younger] daughter, as a wife.
Written By: TeeCee (TikTok: @for.unitee ; IG: @morninglovewithteecee)
Edited By: L. Laney (TikTok & IG: thepurposefilled_teacher)
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