I have been thinking about the different women of the Bible. There are a few that stand out to me. So I have decided to visit their journeys.
I want to encourage each of you in your walk wherever that might be.
My First Lady that I find fascinating is Abigail. You can read about Abigail in 1 Samuel chapter 25.
Abigail was married to a very evil man. Now I can only imagine the evil that she herself had to endure. Verse 3 says she was a woman of good understanding, and beautiful. But he was a rough man and had evil doings.
As many of you may already know, I have been addressing domestic violence. I have especially been addressing it this month for domestic violence awareness month.
Now the passage doesn’t necessarily say Abigails husband was abusing her but when it said how she was beautiful and then said he was rough, it felt implied to me.
Basiaclly what happened is Nabel does not honor David and his place of authority. So David could have easily wiped him off the face of the earth.
Here is what blows me away about Abigail. Her husband is evil!! She serves the Lord we serve and he his empty vain gods. Abigail goes in the name of the Lord to seek out David. She takes with her bread, wine, sheep, grain, raisins and figs to give to David.
Why does Abigail do this? She could have went and told David Nabals secret weaknesses or exposed when he would be most vulnerable to attack. She had a way to pay back her evil husband but yet chose an act of love and sacrifice.
Guess what ends up happening in the end. Oh meanie meanie poo poo head (as my son use to say) lol. Well when he finds out what Abigail did he basically falls out like maybe a stroke. In a few days God smite Him dead. I’m sorry I like the word SMOTE lol. I am glad I don’t have that power. I know some I would smote 🤣. BUT GOD!
Wait the story doesn’t end there! Guess who Abigail ends up marrying. YEP YOU GOT IT! King David.
Now let me see she went from and evil abusive man to a man after God’s own heart.
So this has me thinking about a lot of different areas in our lives. If we will not repay hurt with hurt, make the Lord Lord of our lives what will God have next for us? I bet you it will be way better than the mess we have been in!
It doesn’t matter if it’s a marriage, friendship or family member who has done us wrong… GOD is still the one who takes vengeance. He is still the ONE who shows up and shows out! He takes us from the pit right into the KINGS PALACE!
Derived from the word ab, “father”, and the root g-y-l, “to rejoice,” the name Abigail has a variety of possible meanings including “my father’s joy” and “source of joy”.
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God wants us all to have a little Abigail in us. The Fathers Joy!
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