Let us introduce you to the 2nd family of Dysfunction in the Bible. David and Michal.
Dysfunctional Families of the Bible – David and Michal
In this podcast, Amy and I talk about dysfunctional families in the Bible- David and Michal. Yes, there is more than one in God’s word! There can come a sigh of relief as we understand that we all are dysfunctional here in the 21 century. No one is immune to the dysfunctional mess our flesh can get us into at times.
Let’s also praise a loving and forgiving God who understands our dysfunctional family and loves us through it. David is called a man after God’s own heart. (1 Samuel 13:14,Acts 13:22 ) David loved God even through his mistakes. Michal was David’s first wife and there were serious father-in-law issues.
The Wives of David- Dysfunction at its best
Only eight wives are listed in the Bible. However, scripture indicates that there were more than that and concubines as well. You can read about David and his wives in 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, and in 1’s Chronicles.
Michal- David’s First Wife- Dysfunctional Marriage
The spoils of victory are that of fine food, gold, and the king’s daughter. Michal becomes David’s first wife. While this may have been out of convenience for Saul in search of finding a way to keep David ( his number one enemy) closer. Michal loved David.
Michal was one of Saul’s two daughters (1 Samuel 14:49) and the younger of the two daughters. We are told in 1 Samuel 18:20 that Michal loved David. Why wouldn’t she love David? A mighty warrior and bringing foreskins home to her Daddy. ( yes, double the required amount) What girl would not die to marry such a man?
Amy and I are totally enjoying the dysfunctional issues that God shows us in the Bible. It makes us feel so much better about our own disfunction.!
Need to catch up on the past Podcasts on Dysfunctional Families in the Bible. You can find them all here:
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