A man that God has called and placed an anointing on is not a man like yourself! It is arrogance turned stupidity that makes a man think they are same. You don’t say a medical doctor is a man like yourself. The medical knowledge that he has acquired by seven years of hard training is what you respect when you come to him for medical consultation. Likewise, a lawyer is not a man like yourself neither is a banker or a teacher when you require their expertise. Why then do you think a pastor is a man like yourself when you need his help concerning your situation?
I wonder why people get stupid when it comes to the things of God. You don’t go to the surgery and tell the surgeon how you want to be operated upon. But the problem is that many pastors are not called of God so, they do not know what they are doing.
I am sure that this woman and her husband must have argued about seeing the man of God. The wife must have told him, “You are a son of the prophet and he is a Prophet” but he refused to go. Now after his death, the woman went to do what they had been discussing. I tell a man, if your wife is as stupid or as hard-headed as a man, you are not going to make it. If a couple is like Ananias and Sapphira, they are going to get into trouble.
When the Bible calls a woman to submit to the husband, it is not saying submit to error. Sarah confronted Abraham; this son of the bondwoman will not inherit with my son. It pained Abraham but God said, obey Sarah your wife in this matter, she is right. Every man must understand when his wife is correct and standing in the will of God. In fact, every woman has an obligation to help her husband to obey God. When your husband is going away from God, you are going to be the first victim of the consequence of that disobedience.
This woman ran to the man of God, and the solution that the man of God brought was a divine solution.
PRAYER: Lord, grant me the grace not to refuse divine help in the name of Jesus. Amen.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Exodus 35:10-36:38, Matthew 27:32-66, Psalm 34:1-10, Proverbs 9:7-8