One thing I am the most adamant about in life is that a woman’s role is to serve and obey her husband. It is plainly written in Ephesians 5:22-24
22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
As I’ve finally gotten around to watching the documentary “OJ: Made In America” this is especially striking to me, as I feel Nicole Brown Simpson did not follow these rules. OJ truly loved her. He adored her. He made her into a glamorous wife of a celebrity when he plucked her from her simple lifestyle as a waitress in Los Angeles, and what did he get in return? A whiny, incomprehensible shrew who could never be satisfied. She was promiscuous, she cheated on him with his friend. She refused his advances. She abandoned him. And ultimately it got her killed.
Do I believe he did it? Probably. Would she be alive if she had just obeyed him? Absolutely. So you’ll have to forgive me if my sympathy is at zero for her.
This applies to my own life, as I feel the need to share the one and only time that my husband and I have had a disagreement. Our youngest daughter was just a baby and I guess maybe I was aloof that day and was feeding her improperly. The bottle was at the wrong angle and she became gassy and fussy. My husband disapproved and struck me across the face in our kitchen. Our two oldest daughters were aware of what happened and I do regret that somewhat.
However, I immediately apologized to my husband and asked him to forgive me. And he did. I should have been watching more closely. I should have done what he asked of me. I should have been a perfect mother. And on that particular day, I strayed. And I deserved the consequence that I received.
Never again have I done anything to upset him or further disobey or cause a disservice to him or our Holy Matrimony. He adores me and I am shrouded in love. I only wish that Nicole had found the same pathway and maybe she would be alive today.
I pray that when she met Jesus Christ on her day of Judgement that she apologized and made amends for her sins. May she rest in peace, along with Mr. Goldman
Glory be to God, friends. May you have a blessed and refreshing weekend.