It is a horrible feeling, to be the husband of a lazy wife who is a slacker. Since she has no boss to ensure that she does her duties as a mother and a wife, if she refuses to cooperate to do her job, the husband has no choice but to step in. Effectively, a husband is his wife's only boss. Who else is going to correct her? But what happens when a wife punishes the husband for having to become a boss, because she is irresponsible, and a slacker? What is such a husband to do—when his wife leaves out the door, goes to friends houses to stay, goes to women's shelters and church shelters, back to her mother, and anywhere she can find someone to feel sorry for her—because she is rebellious, lazy and refuses to attend to her children, husband and home? Woe unto that rebellious woman!
“A rebellious wife is never a happy wife.” —Pastor Jack Hyles, a quote from the life-changing sermon series, “WOMAN, THE COMPLETER.”
Jacob's Mother Was to Blame for Ruining the Family
If you think about it, Rebecca ruined her son Jacob! Abraham and Sarah were given a son from God, named Isaac. Abraham sent his servant to find a wife for Isaac, and her name was Sarah. I am partial toward that tradition by the way, of parents picking a wife for their son. Parents are much wiser and know what to look for, and what warning signs to see. I wish to God that my parents had chosen a wife for me when I was a young man, because I chose very poorly. Albeit, I am grateful to God for the opportunity and privilege to be married and have four children. Sadly, my wife quit and divorced me in 2006, and I have lived alone since, often giving her money voluntarily and overcoming her evil with my good (Romans 12:21). She refuses to apologize for anything, still 13 years later in 2019, blaming me and others for her failures in the marriage. That hinders us from reuniting.
I want you to consider dear reader that the thought hadn't entered into Jacob's mind to deceive Jacob his father, nor to betray Esau his brother, until his ungodly mother like the serpent in Eden put that evil thought into Jacob's mind. Read the following disturbing words, in which Rebekah sinfully orders her son to deceive his own father and betray his own brother...
Genesis 27:6, “And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my death. Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee. Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth: And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death. And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man: My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing. And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.”
Had Jacob been right with God, he never would have obeyed his mother's evil words, because she was telling him to disobey God by sinning against his own father and brother. Shame on Rebekah! What a wicked thing she did. Rebekah said to Jacob, “Upon me be thy curse.” She knew she was bringing a curse upon her own son, Jacob. She didn't care! The ungodly crowd of Jews who wanted Jesus executed said the same thing in Matthew 27:25, “Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.” And so it was in 70 AD when Rome annihilated Jerusalem, leaving no stone unturned and scattering the Jews throughout the world unto this very day nearly 2,000 years later!
As a consequence of her rebellion, Rebekah never saw Jacob again! She was never able to behold her grandchildren, not even one time until her death. Rebekah had to suffer the consequences of dying a bitter old woman, without her grandchildren by her side. Jacob's mother Rebekah did evil in the sight of the Lord. She knowingly and willingly lied, stirring up her son to deceive his father and betray his brother, influencing Jacob to dishonor God, which is what an ungodly woman does! Rebekah conspired and manipulated her own family to get her rebellious way! THIS IS THE HORRIBLE SIN OF REBELLION!