1 Samuel 25 (New Living Translation)
The story of Nabal and Abigail is a story of a wife saving her husband’s life.
Nabal was a wealthy man. David remembered a time where his men were gracious to Nabal’s men and decided to request of Nabal to return the favor. David sent his men to Nabal and Nabal harshly turned them away, insulting David in the process. When David heard of this, he immediately went into war mode. David became angry because Nabal was not displaying honor.
When Abigail, Nabals’ wife heard David and his men were coming to kill her husband, she immediately sprung into action. She gathers all the items David requested and ran to meet Davis to plead for her husband’s life. When Abigail made it to David, she fell at his feet and offered what she brought all the while apologizing for her husband’s harsh words and actions.
David honored her request, took her offering, and thanked God for her. David thanked God for Abigail because her actions caused him not to sin in his anger. Shortly after, Nabal suffered sickness and died. David sent for Abigail to be his wife, and she was honored to marry him.
What can we learn from this?
- As a woman or a wife, we must go to God on behalf of our men-whether they know it or not.
- Sometimes, we must spring into action immediately to keep our husbands or men covered (prayer).
- It is important for us to go good to those who do good to us, and to those who don’t because God said so.
- As children of God, we are called to keep each other lifted in prayer and to help keep each other out of sin and harm’s way.
Father God, thank you for sending your son Jesus to stand in the gap for us. We acknowledge that we often fall short of your glory and we miss the mark of being who you called us to be. Even in this, you still give us chance after chance. Thank you for sending us a team of intercessors who can come before you on our behalf when we feel we are too weak to seek you. When we are weak, you are strong and for this we say “thank you”. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
By: Maleeka T. Hollaway
Maleeka Taliha Hollaway is a native of Atlanta, Ga & the proud mother of Kerrington Kaelle. Maleeka is an Internationally Certified Life Success Advocate (coach), candid public speaker, business and branding strategist, noted editor and a Best-Selling author (co-Authoring “20 Beautiful Women: Volume 2”). Maleeka has shared stages with many internationally speakers and she has been interviewed in the U.S. and Africa by many notable influences. She is devoted to mentoring and coaching people of all ages and genders in discovering how to live the life they desire, as she is blossoming into one of the most inspirational and influential female voices of this generation. Her favorite scripture is Galatians 6:9 “And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not”.