Ezekiel 24:15-17 (GNT with Deuterocanon)
The Death of the Prophet’s Wife
15 The Lord spoke to me. 16 “Mortal man,” he said, “with one blow I am going to take away the person you love most. You are not to complain or cry or shed any tears. 17 Don’t let your sobbing be heard. Do not go bareheaded or barefoot as a sign of mourning. Don’t cover your face or eat the food that mourners eat.”
All the times I have read the book of Ezekiel I have never been hit so hard by these verses as I have now. God tells Ezekiel that his wife is going to die suddenly. His wife’s passing and his emotionless response is to be a sign for the people.
Recently I have spent a lot of time with two men during the loss of their wives. Wives whom they adored with all their hearts. I cannot say what God has said to them, but God has certainly used those situations as a sign to me. For all husbands who will read this cherish your wife. Cherish everyday you have with her. Treat her like the queen God created her to be. Let her know you love her. Show God how much you appreciate her.
Rosalee Boyer I love you and I praise God for every moment we have together!
Lord mold me into a godly husband
Show me how to love my wife the way You love the church!