Manoah’s wife is best known for being Samson’s mother, but I believe her wifely wisdom should also be her claim to fame.
- We know that Manoah was a man of God because he knew how to prepare and present an offering to the Lord;
- The angel came to HER, but she always included her husband.
- She didn’t say “I already told you that,” when Manoah finally realized they were dealing with God.
- In the midst of her husband’s melt-down, she encouraged him with wise words.
In those times it is important for us to include them and allow them time to get on board without becoming impatient or frustrated with them.
It is also very important for us to choose our words wisely. We must know our God AND our husbands. Our knowledge of God and His ways can serve as a reminder that He is faithful to do what He says He will do, in-spite of our doubt, fear, or disobedience. Our knowledge of our husbands and their ways should be a barometer for our word choices and the inspiration to extend to them the same grace that God extends to us.