Hello Ladies, before we begin I am going to ask that you pray for wisdom during this devotional time and that you read 1 Samuel 25.
Don’t you just LOVE Abigail. I love her.
When her husband, Nabal, was putting her entire family in danger for not honoring and helping David she didn’t fret or go into a panic attack, she didn’t run away or just ignore her husband being disobedient to God’s will. Nope. SHE ACTED QUICKLY.
Abigail acted quickly. vs.18
It reminds me of James 4:17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.
Abigail didn’t need to sit down and fast and pray for God’s answer on what to do, she KNEW what was right and then did that thing.
I think Christians have a tendency sometimes to wait on doing what is right because they’re scared they’re going to make a wrong choice. And trust me, that is wise. We should fast and pray on decisions but when we KNOW something is RIGHT because the Bible already told us that it is, then God’s already given you the answer.
So often we pray for wisdom that God’s already provided through His Word. The problem is, we’re not meditating on His Word like we should and therefore miss the wisdom He’s offering.
David tells Abigail that she did the right thing, confirming that her quick actions were righteous.
David said to Abigail, “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, who has sent you today to meet me. 33 May you be blessed for your good judgment and for keeping me from bloodshed this day and from avenging myself with my own hands. 34 Otherwise, as surely as the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, who has kept me from harming you, if you had not come quickly to meet me, not one male belonging to Nabal would have been left alive by daybreak.”
Ladies, to know what is the right thing to do so that we can also have good judgement and act quickly when we need to, we MUST be in God’s Word.
And not just giving the Bible a look over or taking a verse to make you feel good for your day. We must consume it like the air we breathe.
I so badly want to be a woman who has passages memorized. Who knows it like the back of my hand. I want to be a woman of the WORD.
And this isn’t to say that if you knew the entire Bible then there would be no need to pray and fast. THAT’S NOT AT ALL WHAT I AM SAYING.
Prayer and fasting is an essential part of growing more intimately with Jesus. We need to be in that communication with Him and seeking Him daily.
Let’s look a little more at Abigail.
Then David sent word to Abigail, asking her to become his wife. 40 His servants went to Carmel and said to Abigail, “David has sent us to you to take you to become his wife.”41 She bowed down with her face to the ground and said, “I am your servant and am ready to serve you and wash the feet of my lord’s servants.” 42 Abigail quickly got on a donkey and, attended by her five female servants, went with David’s messengers and became his wife.
I seriously love this woman!!!
SHE WAS READY TO GO!!!!
“I am your servant and I am ready to serve you!!!”
May that be our language lifted up to the Father every single hour!!!!!
Are we quick to say YES, I’M READY TO GO Lord?
Or are we cautious and nervous about what He may ask us to do or give up?
vs. 42 Abigail quickly got on a donkey and, attended by her five female servants, went with David’s messengers and became his wife.
Again with her quickness.
This woman just GOES.
She knew what was the right thing to do and just did it.
QUICK TO OBEDIENCE.
QUICK TO SAY “I’M READY!”
QUICK TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT.
QUICK TO ACTION.
My prayer for you and for myself is that we see Abigail as a Godly role model – not the Hero, that alone is Christ but as a role model.
She is one of our Biblical mothers, showing us how to live Godly lives.
The Hero is Jesus – always.
But He used Abigail as an example to us. May we be like her – ultimately conforming to Christ and be quick to do what is Holy.