Who will play the peacemaker? — This week at ELC

1 sam 25

We continue our series on the women in the Bible story with Abigail, who used her  strength, wisdom, and tact to diffuse a difficult situation.  Her courage in intervening outside of the normal ‘roles’ helps bring safety and justice for her own household and David’s as well.  What could we still learn from Abigail’s witness?

Worship this week:

Saturday — 5:00 p.m. in the chapel

Sunday — 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship

10:00 a  a.m. Contemporary Worship

Devotions for this week:  Abigail  June 10, 2018

SHARE:   What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?

READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding

Sunday, 1 Samuel 25:1- 8  David’s dealing with Nabal

Monday, 1 Samuel 25:9-13, Nabal turns David’s servants away

Tuesday, 1 Samuel 25:14-17 Abigail told of Nabal’s actions

Wednesday, 1 Samuel 25:18 – 22 Abigail prepares a plan

Thursday, 1 Samuel 25:23-31 Abigail intervenes with David

Friday, 1 Samuel 25:32-35  David’s response

Saturday, 1 Samuel 25:36-43 The death of Nabal, David & Abigail marry

TALK:  Consider some of these ideas

 32David said to Abigail, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who sent you to meet me today! 33Blessed be your good sense, and blessed be you, who have kept me today from bloodguilt and from avenging myself by my own hand!

                                                             1 Samuel 25:32-33

When she can see problems arising, Abigail intervenes.  She was a smart, strong, young woman who ultimately helped her husband by going against his wishes.  She uses her wisdom to care for her whole household, and see to the safety of those around her. 

  • Have you ever had to intervene to head off trouble between people?
  • When has someone helped you to see a situation differently?
  • How might we use our wisdom to step in to difficult situations today as well?

PRAY:  Lord, help us to avoid rash words and actions which we might regret, and help us to do what we can to prevent others from causing harm as well.  Give us your grace and courage this day.  Amen.

BLESS:  May God give you grace and good sense for this day!

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