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Abigail: Act 3: Bitter VS Better

♥️Shalom sisters!! I decided not to do an entry on Wednesdays because we have our live conference calls on that day, and it gives me time to prepare. If you want to join, leave me a message or shoot me an email: Tuesday we left off with Abigail being told by one of their men that David was about to reek havoc on their household due to the disrespect and disregard of Nabal. I posed the question accordong to Proverbs 14:1..which road did Sis Abigail take to our sister study last night and there was some deep answers! One sister said she was a woman of good understanding, so she acted accordingly. We also spoke about how we would have handled things and most of us were like, Don't know if I could have dealt with the situation with another man like that.. However, I truly understand the importance of order.. But Nabal was NOT a RIGHTEOUS husband. The house was in danger of being slaughtered: Let's read: 1 Samuel 24:14-31 But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal's wife, saying, Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to salute our master; and he railed on them. But the men were very good unto us, and we were not hurt, neither missed we any thing, as long as we were conversant with them, when we were in the fields: They were a wall unto us both by night and day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep. Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household: for he is such a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him. Then Abigail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched corn, and an hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on asses. And she said unto her servants, Go on before me; behold, I come after you. But she told not her husband Nabal. And it was so, as she rode on the ass, that she came down by the covert on the hill, and, behold, David and his men came down against her; and she met them. Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow hath in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him: and he hath requited me evil for good. So and more also do God unto the enemies of David, if I leave of all that pertain to him by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall. And when Abigail saw David, she hasted, and lighted off the ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me let this iniquity be: and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine audience, and hear the words of thine handmaid. Let not my lord, I pray thee, regard this man of Belial, even Nabal: for as his name is, so is he; Nabal is his name, and folly is with him: but I thine handmaid saw not the young men of my lord, whom thou didst send. Now therefore, my lord, as the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, seeing the Lord hath withholden thee from coming to shed blood, and from avenging thyself with thine own hand, now let thine enemies, and they that seek evil to my lord, be as Nabal. And now this blessing which thine handmaid hath brought unto my lord, let it even be given unto the young men that follow my lord. I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thine handmaid: for the Lord will certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth the battles of the Lord, and evil hath not been found in thee all thy days. Yet a man is risen to pursue thee, and to seek thy soul: but the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with the Lord thy God; and the souls of thine enemies, them shall he sling out, as out of the middle of a sling. And it shall come to pass, when the Lord shall have done to my lord according to all the good that he hath spoken concerning thee, and shall have appointed thee ruler over Israel; That this shall be no grief unto thee, nor offence of heart unto my lord, either that thou hast shed blood causeless, or that my lord hath avenged himself: but when the Lord shall have dealt well with my lord, then REMEMBER thine handmaid.

☝🏾So, we see that Abigail took matters into her own hands to not only save her life, her husbands life, but also the lives of the Everyone and thing under Nabal's roof. I am pretty sure the heard the stories of how David rolled! If u are not aware, go read 1 Sam 17, 18.. Ok so here we see Abigail letting David know that he should take the RIGHTEOUS road and NOT render evil for evil [1 Peter 3:9-12]. Sis also did not go empty handed.. See, you have look at the small details how she handled things.. She went to David humbly and asked him to rethink what he is doing..scriptural wise.. She showed him respect. She allowed him to realize he had a choice.. BUT that choice to avenge or let The Most High deal with it... was up to David... 💞Abigail actions were RIGHTEOUS in my opinion. Some people felt like she was out of order..BUT if she had not taking matters to save her house..she could have in order, with NO breath in her body! Let that ponder. The fact is, Sis didn't go to David trying to save just herself for lustful reasons.. She was trying to save the house.. UP NEXT 🎬 ACT 4: Dilemmas

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