Did you have a favorite Disney princess growing up? I really didn’t... I’ve always preferred playing in the dirt to playing with a Barbie Dream House! My passion was more 007 or Indiana Jones, and I wanted to be that brave woman who fought along side the adventurous good guy. Maybe that’s why Abigail is so inspirational to me. I’m excited for you to meet her!
Read 1 Samuel 25:1-44.
First, what is the reality for all of us here on earth? How should this impact our daily living?
Compare Nabal and Abigail. How are each described? Identify the spirit and actions of Abigail in this situation.
How does Abigail’s humility and wisdom change everything for David and for Nabal?
Read 1 Peter 3:3-4. How is this displayed in Abigail? Who values these characteristics? Do you and I?
Connect this passage back to chapter 24. How does the Lord demonstrate his sovereignty and vengeance against the wicked?
David’s first wife has been given away. So, he gets another... and another??? Now doesn’t this sound like a recipe for some drama! Life is so full of unexpected twists and turns, but one thing is certain... God is steadfast and we need Him. He will resign in victory over the enemy, and we can trust His ways.
Psalm 63 is the beautiful response of David to the continued hand of protection and provision of God in his life. Take a moment to read it and consider the presence of your Savior in your own life. True beauty and grace.