logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture
Home Finance


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Christian Living Site

BellaOnline's Christian Living Editor

g

Michal Wife of King David


Michal was a woman born into royalty, daughter of a king and wife of a king. She was born in Israel, God's chosen people, although among those who had failed to follow Him. She married one of the most-godly men in the Bible but didn't worship his God.

Michal's name means "Who is like Jehovah." She lived in 1010 BC and was the youngest daughter of King Saul.

Michal was in love with David as I'm sure many women of Israel and Judah were. David was handsome, powerful and successful in everything he did. He was a great warrior and a popular leader. King Saul felt threatened by David because it was obvious that the Lord's blessing was with David and that it had left Saul.

When Saul became aware of Michal's love for David, he planned to rid himself of the powerful rival. Saul announced that he would give Michal to David as a wife for the simple dowry of one hundred dead Philistines. Saul's plan was that David would die in the battle because this would have been an impossible task for any ordinary man. However, David and his men won the battle and brought back the proof that Saul required. David claimed his bride and Saul became even more afraid of his power.

Saul took more direct action. He sent men to David's home to kill him. Michal heard of the plan, warned David and helped him escape through a window. Then she put an idol in the bed and covered it to give the impression that David was sleeping. Saul's men went in to get him, only to discover the deception. Michal lied, saying that she was forced to help David.

David was on the run - a wanted man - and for a time Michal was given to another man as his wife. David later demanded her return and received her back from her tearful husband.

As the story goes on, David became king over Israel. (Read the entire story in 1 Samuel, chapter 14 through 2 Samuel, chapter 6.)

David led a procession that was bringing the Ark of the Covenant into the City of David. This was a time of celebration because the Ark brought with it the sacred blessing of God. David had shed his royal garments and wore a priestly garment of linen. He danced with abandon before the Lord. Everyone was celebrating the return of the Ark, except Michal. As she watched from a window, she was embarrassed to see her husband behaving in an undignified manner. When David returned home to share his happiness, Michal reprimanded him for acting in an un-kingly fashion. David reminded her that he danced before the Lord who chose him over her father to rule Israel.

Michal's fate is summed up in this simple statement: "Michal the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her death." (2 Samuel 6:29) Either God made the decision that she would not bear children or David separated from her. In an age when children were considered proof of God's blessing, Michal remained childless until her death.

Michal was born into privilege. She was the daughter of King Saul and the wife of King David. David was described as "a man after God's own heart." Unfortunately, Michal loved her royal stature more than she loved him. She was infatuated with David's physical beauty and his power but she did not value his love of the Lord. David worshiped extravagantly and openly. Michal was concerned with outward appearance.

True worth is not inherited, nor is it married into. It comes from making a personal decision to love and follow God.



A Walk With the Women of the Bible
EBook by Lynne Chapman

Join me in getting to know some amazing
women of the Bible
while we extract valuable insights and
lessons from their lives.

Now available for Kindle under new title
A Walk With EVE

Also availble in paperback from Cafe Press.

Names of God Ebook

Almighty God. The Creator of heaven and earth.
Our God is given names in Scripture that
describe the characteristics of His personality.
Experience God through the names given Him in Scripture.




Add Michal+Wife+of+King+David to Twitter Add Michal+Wife+of+King+David to Facebook Add Michal+Wife+of+King+David to MySpace Add Michal+Wife+of+King+David to Del.icio.us Digg Michal+Wife+of+King+David Add Michal+Wife+of+King+David to Yahoo My Web Add Michal+Wife+of+King+David to Google Bookmarks Add Michal+Wife+of+King+David to Stumbleupon Add Michal+Wife+of+King+David to Reddit



 



Bathsheba and David
Abigail (and David)
Sweethearts of the Bible Quiz
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map




For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Christian Living Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
talk
Talk to Editor
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Lynne Chapman. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Lynne Chapman. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Lynne Chapman for details.

g


g features
Kinsman Redeemer

Eternal Salvation

A Look at Mary of Nazareth

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor