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Sarah Called Abraham Lord

by Mrs. Sharon L. White

    {This article appeared in Crowned with Silver Magazine and
The Victorian Ladies Tea Society}

I Peter 3:6 "Even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well..."

There is something about calling Abraham lord that has me intrigued. The Bible tells us to serve our husbands as we would serve the Lord. I have found this so interesting that I want to share my thoughts with you here:

Have you ever considered all the verses in the Bible which tell us how to serve God? Or the blessings / punishments that will follow depending on whether or not we obey? Don’t these promises relate to our husbands too? For instance, In Psalm 100:2 it says, "Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing." Now, just consider for a moment how happy your husband would be if he came home from work to see you smiling, rejoicing and serving him with your whole heart. This is such an amazing thought! Now I will guide you through a brief study of these principles and may the Lord open your mind and soften your heart in order to partake of the beauty of the Scriptures.

BITTER WORDS OR WORDS OF COMFORT?
1. Psalm 147:1
"Praise ye the Lord; for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely." - Praise your husband with much love, appreciation and thanksgiving!

WHO DO YOU TRUST?
2. Psalm 118:8
"It is better to trust in the Lord than put confidence in man." - How many times have we listened to the counsel of others, much to our shame and destruction, against the will of our husbands?

A DECEITFUL WOMAN?
3. Psalm 78:36 - 37
"Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth; and they lied unto him with their tongues. For their heart was not right with him. . "
- How many of us have acted like we loved our husbands but, truly, when his back was turned, we ridiculed and belittled him and went our own way?



ARE YOU DISCONTENT?
4. Isaiah 57:21
"There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked." - What home is happy when the wife is doing her own thing, and not obeying the law of God? She has no peace in her heart, no contentment!


A FILTHY WOMAN?
5. Zephaniah 3: 1 - 2
"Woe to her that is filthy and polluted. . . She obeyed not the voice, she received not correction [instruction]; she trusted not in the Lord; she drew not near to God." - This woman went away from her husband and God. She is filthy and polluted! She is supposed to trust her husband and draw close to him!

WHY NO BLESSINGS?
6. Jeremiah 5:25
"Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you." - Do we see that by our sins, we are preventing blessings from coming to our households?

DESIRES GRANTED?
7. Psalm 37:4
"Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart." - Did you see that??? That is so amazing! If you delight, or take pleasure, in serving and loving your husband, he will please you! He will do good to you! What are the desires of your heart? What is it, kind soul, that you would like? Please your dear husband, and he will give it to you. Yet there must be a warning here - your desires must not be ungodly!

HOW TO HANDLE AN ANGRY HUSBAND
8. Psalm 119:23
"Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes." - Even great royalty had persecuted him! Yet, he did not respond in an unholy fashion. He got through his suffering by concentrating, or focusing, on the word of God! Remember when you were in labor, about to give birth to a precious babe? You were told to find a "focal point", something to give all your attention to in order to divert your attention from the pain and to stay in control. This "focal point" is the Holy Word of God and this is what will keep us under control in every situation! If your kind husband is not so kind at the moment, please be hushed. Bear it patiently for the storm will soon be calm.

DOES YOUR SITUATION SEEM HOPELESS?
9. Matthew 8:20
"And Jesus saith unto him, the foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head." - Even our dear Lord was homeless! Your situation may seem unbearable, it may seem overwhelming or on the brink of destruction, but you must consider this (And please, never blame your husband or become bitter towards him because of your circumstances), every moment of your life is a mission! You are sent on missions and assignments by God Almighy! He knows where and what you are to do. Your job is simply to trust and obey! Murmur not! For God has an important job for you and regardless of how it must feel, do not let selfishness or lack of material comfort get in the way of performing your tasks with the heart of a joyful servant. For hasn’t the Lord promised to take care of you. And do you believe Him?

DO YOU CONSTANTLY STUDY THE SCRIPTURES?
10. John 12:23 - 24
"Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: And my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings." - So you must see that if we faithfully and continually study His word, we will know what it says and then and only then, can we keep it! If you don’t love God, then don’t even bother reading His word. Remember that this meditation is essential to all other aspects of life! You cannot have a happy marriage without a joyous heart in the Lord.

YOU ARE NOTHING WITHOUT HIM
11. John 15:5
"I am the vine, ye are the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: FOR WITHOUT ME YE CAN DO NOTHING." - You will only bring forth rotten fruit if you do not fully focus on the Scriptures. It is the source of life and hope and happiness. You will Spiritually die without a continual feast on the Word of God! Then your home will be broken, your marriage destroyed and you will be left alone with only bitterness and regret!

IT TAKES SIMPLE FAITH
12. Luke 8:48
"And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole, go in peace." - Oh, what sweet delight are the words of our Lord! - Go in peace - Why? - because of your faith!


SARAHS FAITH
13. Hebrews 11:11
"Through faith also Sarah herself received strength . . . because she
judged him faithful who had promised." - Let us have great Faith in the Promises of God. Delight thyself in thy husband (and God) and you will receive the desires of your heart!

Remember, dear Soul, Your husband is like the Lord. Who, now, would treat Him badly?


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