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!