When we look at the great men of faith, what character qualities did they display?
What character qualities did their wives display?
Noah was a righteous man with a sincere faith. Mrs. Noah must have been a supportive wife, for there is no record of her questioning him, complaining to him, nor doubting him. She followed him into the Ark, even though she had never seen a drop of rain. We do not see a woman who is ashamed of her husband’s foolish behavior. No, we see a submitted wife who trusted that her husband was following the Lord’s leadership in his life.
Abraham moved around and lived in tents. When the Lord asked him to move, he moved. He was obedient. His wife was willing to go wherever he went. She did not look at everyone else’s house and say why can’t we be like that family over there. Everyone else is living this way. Why can’t we have a home like that? Abraham must have established a loving leadership in his home. He must have chosen a wife who loved him for who he was and not for what he could give her. She was willing to go wherever he went.
Moses stood up for what was right no matter what it cost him. He was willing to live with the slaves and would rather live right than to live in a palace and be wrong. He was a man of integrity. Mrs. Moses did not grumble that they could be living in a palace and have prominence if he would have just stayed in the graces of the king. No, she had the utmost respect for her husband and was content under his leadership.
Joshua was faithful even when what was requested of him did not make sense. Mrs. Joshua was not critical. She did not say “Are you sure that’s what you’re supposed to do? March around for 7 days blowing trumpets?”
Excerpt from ‘My Son, If You Accept My Words’