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What Can We Learn from Abigail in the Bible?

Abigail was the wife of Nabal, a wealthy man who owned large herds of goats and sheep in Maon. David and his men always helped to watch over Nabal’s flock in Carmel so that no wild animals devour them. When the time of shaving the sheep came, David sent his men to ask Nabal to share his food and water with them. This is because Nabal was holding a feast to celebrate the shearing of his sheep at that time. Nabal was selfish and stingy. He refused to acknowledge David’s help. When David learned that Nabal refused to share his food, he assembled his men to attack Nabal household to seek revenge.
Nabal’s servants informed Abigail about the news. Abigail was wise and she quickly loaded some bread, skins of wine, dressed sheep, roasted grain,cakes of raisins and cakes of pressed figs. Abigail is a good example of a wise wife who knows how to stand up for her family when the husband is in wrong. She humbled herself and quickly sent gifts to David and interceded for her household to prevent unnecessary troubles.
Abigail was courageous. She risked her life in order to save her household. She rode on her donkey alone with her servant to meet David and 400 men who were armed with swords. She could have lost everything since Nabal was a very rich man.
Abigail was a faithful and prophetic woman. She thanked God that David accepted her gifts and changed his mind on taking revenge on Nabal. This is so that David would not sin by killing innocent people. We must be courageous in certain situations in order to carry out God’s will.
Abigail was a peacemaker. She sought peace with David unlike Nabal. We must sought to resolve every issue with peace instead of fighting, quarreling and refuse to be tolerant towards each other.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Philippians 4:13 KJV)
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:9 KJV)
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. (Deuteronomy 31:6 KJV)
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. (Romans 8:37 KJV)
Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord. (Proverbs 18:22 KJV)
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. (1 Peter 3:7 KJV)
Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. (Proverbs 14:1 KJV)
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it. (Ephesians 5:25 KJV)
Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. (1 Peter 3:11 KJV)
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. (Romans 12:18 KJV)
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. (Matthew 5:9 KJV)
Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. (Hebrews 12:14 KJV)

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