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Wives and Adversaries
1 Kings 11:1-43

When my sister was abandoned by her husband just after the birth of their son, she moved back to live with our parents for a while to find a way of getting her life back together, and eventually met a nice young man (also called John, as is her son, so it became a bit complicated at family gatherings). The only snag was, he had not been used to going to church. Now, we had been brought up at church to commit ourselves to live by Paul’s exhortation in 2 Corinthians 6 not to be yoked together with unbelievers. It’s like a mule and an ox; it can’t work properly. So a few eyebrows were raised at this relationship, and they included mine, though I had to bear in mind the fact that my sister’s first husband had been brought up in the same church as we were, so the allegedly equal yoke didn’t work out too well. Anyway, the two of them married (I think I may have been the best man); John came to know Christ; and they have lived happily together for thirty or forty years. My sister and I are plotting for John to look after us in our dotage (he is younger than we are), so I hope he doesn’t read this book..

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