Thanks for joining us in our study of the Women in the Word. Are you a first time visitor to the T2 Women? We’d love for you to join us this week as we look into the life of Michal. You can find out everything you need to know about the Women in the Word Bible study by clicking here.
Father, Open our eyes to wonderful things in Your Word this week. Guide us into all truth and empower us to walk in obedience. All glory belongs to You, the King of kings and Lord of lords.
We’ve come to the end of the period of the Judges. Hannah’s son Samuel was the last of the judges of Israel. As Samuel grew old, the people of Israel demanded that he appoint a king to rule over them as they desired to be just like other nations. This displeased Samuel greatly but God instructed him to give them what they wanted. Saul was chosen but soon found himself rejected by God because of his disobedience. So, the Lord provided a king for Himself – David, the son of Jesse. In the years between David’s anointing as king and his taking the throne, jealousy and fear caused Saul to pursue David’s life. In the midst of this story, we meet Michal – daughter of Israel’s first king and the first wife of the future king. Hers is a tragic story. Michal means “Who is like God?” An interesting name for a woman with a story like hers. Should we feel sorry for her or did she get what she deserved? Is she just a product of her environment or could she have risen above it had she chosen to?
→This week’s memory verse is “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander by put away from you , along with all malice.” Ephesians 4:31
→ We’ll be reading about Michal in: 1 Samuel 14:49; 18:12-30; 19:10-17; 25:39-44; 2 Samuel 3:1-16; 6:12-23
→ Click here to print out the study guide for Michal.
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