092911 Day 2 - 21 Day Plan or Busy Women
The scriptures for Day 2 of the 21 Day Plan for Busy Women are Judges 16:4-22 and I Kings 21: 1-16. These two passages give us insight into two well known women from the Bible - Delilah and Jezebel. Delilah conspired with Sansom's enemies and gave Sansom's ememies the secret of Sansom's strength. As a result, Sansom's enemies were able to capture and bind Sansom. (Judges 16: 4-22) Jezebel lied, schemed and caused the death of another in order to further her husand's goals. (I Kings 21: 1-16)
These are perhaps two of the most reviled figures in history. I must admit, I have never liked Delilah. Even as a child I did not understand how a woman could intentionally and repeatedly betray a man she was suppose to love. Simultaneously, I not understand why Sansom gave the secret of his power and strength to a woman who proved herself to be unworthy of the secret. I always dislked Jezebel for her unethical behavior. However, I pitied Jezebel for her ultimate fate of being eaten by dogs. Instead of using her power and intelligence for good, she lied, conspired, caused a loss of life and her huband to be cursed.
Perhaps the lesson learned from reading about these two women is that as women we have great deal of power that we can use both for and against the men in our lives. What we must realize is that our actions have consequences lasting throughout eternity. As busy women, we have a limited amount of time and an unlimited amount of things to do. We must use our power for good because when the history books tell ourstory, we do not want to be ashamed of what the pages say.