A lot of things can be misinterpreted. In this busy world, we miss the real meaning of things if we forget to stop, slow down, consider what we’re doing-reading-watching….
When we look back through history, especially the Word, We read about many men in the bible who had more than one wife. This can be misinterpreted very easily.
David’s many wives caused him much grief. And as a result of David’s sin with Bathsheba, God said that murder would be a constant threat in his family, his family would rebel, and someone else would sleep with his wives. All of this happened as the prophet Nathan had predicted. The consequences of sin not only affect us, but those we know and love. Remember that the next time you are tempted to sin. (SIDE NOTE: NLT Life Application Study Bible – David and Bathsheba; 2 Samuel 11)
Yes, it does say David had many wives. Was he happy? Were his wives happy?
There was jealousy, deceit, envy, bitterness, greed and anger between women. There was competition between children, fights over the Fathers true Heir. Murder, lies, irreversible damage – All of which could be prevented if David had only one wife.
Yes, the bible clearly states that many men had more than one wife -But, this should be interpreted as what we are NOT to do. The bible is our guidebook for life. These verses show what we are not supposed to do. They show us what can happen if we do, participate in this lifestyle. It shows us the hurt that springs from having other women…….
I thank the Lord everyday for my faithful husband, Who truly loves me, as I am, with no other women.