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Monday, May 29th, '17

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THE LEAKY FAUCET                   

"So Samson's wife irritated him by weeping and crying..." (Judges 14:16 Moffatt)

 

Drip, drip, drip...worse on a stainless steal sink, even worse on a still night. Solomon wrote that "the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping" (Proverbs 19:13). He'd know, he had seven-hundred wives along with three-hundred concubines, or was that porcupines? Depends on the degree of irritation. The old line reads, "Men, you can't live with 'em and you can't live without 'em". Men have no such adage; fear of consequences, I guess. But Solomon scribbled his thoughts, "An endless dripping on a rainy day and a nagging wife are just the same" (Proverbs 27:15 Moffatt). I didn't say that; this is simply commentary. The cackle must have been deafening in the home of Big Love. Jezebel, Mizz Ahab, used the, "Are you a man or are you a mouse?" jab on her hubby when he pouted over wanting Naboth's vineyard. Michal sat up in the window and sneered that David had put on a big show dancing before all the maidens of Israel. Drip, drip, drip. Samson's wife sided with the Philistines against her own mate. Talk about sleeping with the enemy. The boy really knew how to pick them...he made the same discretionary error with Delilah. Listen to her drip - "...when she pressed him daily with her words...so that his soul was vexed to death; that he told her all his heart..." (Judges 16:16,17) Perhaps the CIA should try the leaky faucet method instead of water-boarding.

 

No, I don't know how to stop a leaky faucet. In plumbing you replace the defective part but that doesn't work where there is a wedding band. Oiling the rubber seals then tightening the joints might work. You can ignore the leak, or you can go work in the garage. But that doesn't address the drip, which does run up the water bill. Samson's wife simply was a Philistine. The first wisdom tidbit is don't be unequally yoked together with unbelievers (2 Corinthians 6:14). Second, post this verse on the refrigerator - "She opens her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness" (Proverbs 31:26). Hints work better than orders. Third, turn up the praise. You can drown out a dripping noise with music. "Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her" (Proverbs 31:28). Overcome bad with good. Avoid the trigger issues; reward the positives. And then everyone try to grow up a little.


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