Women Are the Prize and Men Are the Heroes | @trackstarz @intercession4ag

Let’s settle this question about who is the prize. First, what is a prize? Oxford Languages & Google says a prize is a thing given as a reward to the winner of a competition or in recognition of an outstanding achievement. Many more online dictionaries share similar definitions.

This has often been the case in men’s pursuit of women. Women have been seen as the prize. Men have exerted the breadth of their care and strength in capturing the heart of a young woman. Even in the Bible—there are numerous examples of men being rewarded women as wives for their bravery.

King David was rewarded his first wife Michal as part of the reward for killing Goliath:

Now the Israelites had been saying, “Do you see how this man keeps coming out? He comes out to defy Israel. The king will give great wealth to the man who kills him. He will also give him his daughter in marriage and will exempt his family from taxes in Israel.” – 1 Samuel 17:25

Initially, David was to receive the eldest daughter, Merab. David humbly refused and she was given to another man. But Michal had fallen in love with David. Saul offered her. David thought to refuse again stating unworthiness. However, King Saul gave David an additional assignment to feel as though he’d earned the right to become his son-in-law:

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