5 True Good Examples Of Husbands In The Bible
Boaz and Ruth’s love story was one that shined even in the midst of the worst times in the book of Judges. After Ruth came back with Naomi to the land of Bethlehem, they were all very poor and were having extreme trouble starting a new life there. That’s when Boaz decided to marry Ruth.
Hosea was a prophet worthy of much praise. He was asked to stay in a relationship in which he was subjected to being cheated on by his serially unfaithful wife. Gomer was a beauty, and she had many men in her life while she was married to Hosea. Hosea forgave her many times and continued to love his wife and be faithful to her.
Then the LORD said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by her husband, yet an adulteress, even as the LORD loves the sons of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes. – Hosea 3:1
There aren’t many men mentioned in the Bible that have wept for the loss of their women. Palti was the second husband of Michal, King Saul’s daughter. She was given to him as a punishment for her for having helped David escape. Later on when he asked for his daughter back, Palti “went with her, weeping behind her all the way”. Remember that in those days, when a king asked you to do something, there was no question about it!
Now Saul had given Michal his daughter, David’s wife, to Palti the son of Laish, who was from Gallim. 1 Samuel 25:44
Joseph was a simple, honest, hard-working, God-fearing man. His whole-hearted reconciliation to Mary, even in the face of possible slanderings by his neighbors, is to be made an example of. He put his whole trust in God when he took his family and fled to Egypt to save baby Jesus’ life.
And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife – Matthew 1:24
Elkanah was married to Hannah, who was unable to bear him children. In those days, the inability to have children was something to be extremely ashamed of. He could have divorced her and found a new wife to have a family with – which would have been the obvious route to take in those days. When he would see her unhappy and crying he would say to her: “Hannah, why are you weeping? Why don’t you eat? Why are you downhearted? Don’t I mean more to you than ten sons?” (1 Samuel 1:9). Eventually, with the help of God, she eventually bore him Samuel, one of the greatest judges in Israel’s history.