In today’s episode of All God’s Women we look at Ezekiel’s wife. The Bible only provides one sentence about her directly, but we can learn much more as we look at Ezekiel’s life and God’s advice to him concerning his wife.
Theirs is a love story that withstood life’s trials. Regardless of whether they were together before they were taken captive or if they get together during captivity, their honeymoon years would have been fraught with difficulties. Imagine their fear as they were taken from their homeland and deported to a foreign wasteland, their struggles to survive, their concerns for the future.
At 30-years-old Ezekiel received his prophetic call. Anyone who’s had a family member in the ministry knows the difficulties that come with ministry life. When your husband is a prophet warning the people of destruction and devastation in the days ahead if they don’t repent, well, it might affect your standing in the community. She would have likely felt a distance from the other women. At times it probably felt like the two of them against the world.
But at least they had each other. At the end of a particularly difficult day of preaching to the masses, Ezekiel knew that he could come home to outstretched arms, a warm welcome, and a hot meal waiting for him. They gave each other strength to face the difficulties.
Ezekiel was a young man when his wife died. One day she was the light of his life. The next, she was gone.
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