I cannot let a Sunday pass without a sermon. Not by not listening to one, but by not delivering one. When i attend the church service the best time to cogitate upon the topic of the sermon is the sermon time. When the Pastor ascends the pulpit, i switch off to what he has to say. I had listened to a whole lot of sermons and none of them were inspiring. The sermon should make me ACT DIFFERENTLY. To make me ACT DIFFERENTLY, within that 20-30 minutes, the Preacher should say something that INSPIRES ME. Alas! The Preachers have nothing inspiring to tell. Simply because they are not ORIGINAL THINKERS. They are a part of the DUPLICATION PROCESS of the system.
I do not assume that i am a original thinker, but i hope that the preacher would someday turn original and shed the KNOWLEDGE obtained in the seminaries, and READ THE BIBLE AND SAY SOMETHING THAT WOULD APPEAL TO MY MIND AND ADD INSIGHT TO MY THOUGHTS. But that has not happened yet.
So i unilaterally decided to do some thinking. It has perversely led me to the stories of the WIVES of some of the eminent biblical characters.
The characters are EVE- the wife of Adam; Noah’s wife and Lot’s wife.
Each is peculiar. Eve did not have a role model, being the FIRST WIFE and probably was ambivalent, as to whether Adam was the only man she had to serve! She had to consult the SERPENT and went about it in a way, which by hindsight, seems to have had disastrous results. She was thoroughly convinced that she could enhance her husband’s understanding and thereby improve his lifestyle and her’s. The effect of what she did is reverberating thru the generations. Her intentions were GOOD, but the EFFECT of her ACTION was BAD- in fact ROTTEN.
Noah’s wife’s name does not figure in the Bible. We only know that she went into the ARK and came out alive. She comes out as the first WIFE who was obedient to her own husband (pl ref. to Paul’s exhortations on that OWN HUSBAND stuff!). Noah’s story was the most incredible- he said that GOD was going to destroy the world though water and therefore had to invest heavily on an ark large enough to accommodate a pair of all living creatures and fodder for all those creatures to last out a prolonged period. I know of no woman who is living who wud have reposed so much faith on her husband’s story and allowed him to invest so heavily on an ark, animals and fodder! SHE WAS JUSTIFIED.
Then we come to Lot’s wife who found herself in a precarious position. In fact Jesus himself (in the flesh) says, “REMEMBER LOT’S WIFE”. Even her name is not mentioned and is known by her husband’s name. She had, or must have seen, what happened the previous night when the angels visited her family, and the trying times that her husband had wanting to buy peace. Lot offered his daughters (VIRGINS!!) to the mob, to appease them. But the crowd wouldn’t relent, they wanted those two angels in the guise of men. What perversion. I used to wonder, and still wonder, why the mob wanted THE MEN? If the men wanted to sodomize, they could have sodomized Lot’s daughters too, but they wanted those MEN to be sodomized. Well, herein lies the crux. It was not merely the desire of the mob to sodomize, but they wanted to SODOMIZE MEN!! They wanted to make men play the role of women. It is that which drew the wrath of God!! (well i know it is controversial, but all original thinking has its controversies!!)MAN WAS CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE, and here one finds FORCE being used to make them the RECEPTIVE FEMALE OF THE SPECIE!!
THE TROUBLE WITH THE MEN OF SODOM WAS THAT THEY WANTED TO FEMINIZE MEN!
I KNOW THAT IT IS DIGRESSING, BUT ONE CANNOT SPEND TOO MUCH TIME ON THAT TOPIC WITHOUT SOUNDING like A PERVERT ONESELF!!
GETTING BACK TO LOT’S WIFE, she turned and was transformed to a pillar of salt. So Jesus’ statement is (read in the context in which it was uttered) to mean that when the DAY OF RECKONING COMES, DO NOT LOOK BACK TO THE PAST THAT YOU HAVE ABANDONED FOR A NEW LIFE!!!
I have taken these three wives, and specifically left out Sarah as she was merely a co-wife to Abraham. These three wives as per the available evidence were the ONLY wives of their respective husbands. The only wife who was saved was NOAH’S WIFE. The moral of the THREE WIVES’ TALE is that the OBEDIENT ONE SAVES HERSELF AND HER OFFSPRING!! (Eve brought the curse of pain during childbirth, Lot’s wife brought about the incest between Lot and their daughters!!!)
OBEDIENCE IN A WOMAN , IS THE GREATEST OF VIRTUES!! – ANY TAKERS??