December 21st 2014
The truth always surfaces to the top in any situation.
Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him. And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house. And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house. And this woman’s child died in the night; because she overlaid it. And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom. And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear. And the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son. Thus they spake before the king. Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living. And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king. And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other. Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it. (1 Kings 3:16-26 KJV)
This is an incredible situation. Two women both insist they are the mother of this one child. Apparently there had been two children born about the same time but one had died. Both women desired to be the mother of this one living infant each insisting that the other’s child was the one that had died.
Quickly an atmosphere of evil and bitterness sprang up between these two women who put their own desires out on the table, one woman barring all necessary tactics, to gain control of this precious infant through deceit and trickery. Now thee women resorted to come before an Old Testament wise judge, Solomon, to sort this situation out.
Solomon, with spiritual insight honed, understood one of the women was telling the truth; and one woman was insistent in lying about this one precious baby. He knew what it would take to make the truth apparent without even having to point His finger with a hard line accusation towards the one woman who was lying.
Solomon asked for a sword with intent to physically divide this baby between the two women who were at odds; knowing that the real mother would be abhorred at this judgment; while the imposter would be more at ease upon hearing this decree.
Upon hearing this decision it was made evident before all who were present who was the real mother of this child and who was the one woman who was lying. The truth always floats to the surface overcoming anything false and fabricated from the god of this world.