Not much is known about Job’s wife. She is mentioned only three times in the book of Job. The first time she pleads with him to curse God and die. She certainly was not a bundle of encouragement in this situation. The second time we see Job’s wife is in Job 19:17 when we read, “My breath is strange to my wife,...” In other words, we do not have a close relationship. The third time we read about Job’s wife is in Job 31:10 when Job tells his friends, “If I have lusted after another woman, then let my wife grind another.” Let her become a harlot. Needless to say, Job’s wife was not a role model when it came to being a helpmeet.
With a wife like Job’s it really gives meaning to the following.
A young primary-age boy was forced to attend a wedding with his mother, bored to tears and squirming continually, the mother vehemently scolded her son to pay attention, which he did. As he was gazing at the young couple a question came to mind so he leaned over and said, “Mother, why is the bride wearing a white dress?” The mother, not wanting to go into all the details, pondered the question for a moment and then said, “She is wearing white because she is happy.” The son looked puzzled and then asked, “Then why is the groom wearing black?”
I trust today that each wife desires to be a helpmeet to her husband, and I hope today you are teaching your daughter to do the same.
What to do:
✞ Be a helpmeet to your husband, not a hindrance.
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