Episode 11.1: Wives of David, Michal - Women of the Bible Series

Car Chat Podcast with Amy & Jamy

Feb 26 2024 • 31 mins

Welcome to Episode 11 - PART 1 Michal!
We are talking about the WIVES OF DAVID!

We did something a little DIFFERENT this month...because we wanted to keep the Wives of David AS A GROUP  yet still take time to get to know the 3 wives we selected, we are releasing a 3-part series of shorter episodes to honor each woman's story.  They are like mini-chapters of a bigger story - rooted in the importance of the Davidic Covenant and what it meant to be one of his wives within the tapestry of God's promise.

What is the Davidic Covenant? ( found in 2 Samuel 7)

  • the unconditional covenant made between God and David through which God promises David and Israel that the Messiah (Jesus Christ) would come from the lineage of David and the tribe of Judah and would establish a kingdom that would endure forever
  • God does not place any conditions of obedience upon its fulfillment
  • the surety of the promise made rests solely on God’s faithfulness and does not depend at all on David or Israel’s obedience

Who were David's wives? (1 Chronicles 3, 2 Samuel; 3:2-5, 5:13-15)

  • *Michal- daughter of King Saul, sister of Jonathan
  • Ahinoam- mother of Amnon
  • *Abigail – mother of Chileab (Daniel)
  • Maacah – daughter of King of Geshur, mother of Absalom and Tamar
  • Haggith – mother of Adonijah
  • Abital – mother of Shephatiah
  • Eglah – mother of Ithream
  • *Bathesheba – mother of Shimea, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon

In this 3-part series, we will be talking about:

Part 1: Michal - this episode!

Part 2: Abigail

Part 3: Bathsheba

>>> MICHAL <<<

Scripture Text: 1 Samuel 18:20-29, 19:11-17, 25:44, 2 Samuel 3:13-16, 6:16-23.

We will discover that Michal:
1. loved David.
2. was a pawn in a political game.
3. despised David and became critical.

She is one of us.  Who God is to her, he is to you and me.

Her story prompts conversations about being stuck in a difficult situation between two people you love, the choice we have in the waiting, how quickly wounds grows into bitterness that blocks us from blessings,  the danger in focusing on what others think rather than worshipping the presence of God, and more.

I didn't know Michal very well. But through our conversation I see her as a warning sign to what can happen when we don't prioritize God's presence in our lives especially in the face of waiting and disappointment.

You are my alone, my friend.

Much love,
Amy and Jamy

for ALL 3 Wives of David on Episode 11.3, Bathsheba.