Then they said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?”So imagine that, ladies. Your husband is outside talking to God and you can hear their conversation. Let me say that again, he's talking to God! Not some neighbor guy, not some beer drinking buddy...GOD!
So he said, “Here, in the tent.”
And He said, “I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son.”
(Sarah was listening in the tent door which was behind him.) 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age; and Sarah had passed the age of childbearing. Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, “After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?”
And the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I surely bear a child, since I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.” But Sarah denied it, saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid.
And He said, “No, but you did laugh!” Genesis 18:9-15
She hears what God has to say and as we women are known to do, she laughs. In response to what GOD said, she, in her head, snarks about being able to have a child. Can you see it? Can you see this woman roll her eyes, shake her head and laugh: "pshh...whatever..."
God knew her attitude. He's God for goodness sakes, of course he knew what she was thinking. So He calls it out - to her husband. He doesn't ask Abraham, though it comes off as a question, He said to Abraham "Why did Sarah laugh..." Modern speak: "Abraham...fix yer bitch!"
Yes, that's right feminists and you "mutual submission" fools, God holds Abraham to account for HIS WIFE'S behavior.
Then, on cue, just like a woman, Sarah LIES about it: "I did not laugh."
And all the women said:
I would never do that...
"Oh, SD, can't you be nicer when you write? Can't you give it a rest? Why you gotta be so mean? Can't you just write pleasant, boring posts of unicorns and rainbows? Why you gotta be so offensive?"
Abigail, and any other woman who thinks for a moment she must rebuke me for some perceived self righteousness or pride, can you really not see why I write what I do. I am flippin guilty of every last word I write about regarding the nature of women. I have said repeatedly, I know what it took for the Truth to get through my thick head and hardened heart. I am very well aware of my failings and when I continually and predictably sin in the fashion that God told me I would. When I read the biblical accounts of women it is not just a story. He's talking TO me. It's as if He knows my ways. Imagine that. My creator knows me.
Because he knows me, He knows how to protect me. His commands are for my own good. After fourteen years of marriage, RLB got the message loud and clear: "RLB, fix yer bitch."
After fourteen years of marriage I surrendered. And it wasn't some pleasant unicorn and rainbows message I received. It was terrifying. It was in my face rebuke. It was "come off your pedestal princess, you aren't that special."
It woke me up to my own nature. And has humbled me to tears to know that God will hold my husband to account for me. THAT is the Covenant my husband vowed to uphold.
If you knew, ladies, if you truly believed this story from Genesis, if you KNEW that every time you lie, every time you roll your eyes and snark, every time you disrespect your husband, that God would say to your husband: "Why did she do that" Would you take some responsibility and some of the burden from him and seek to change your ways?