Can you imagine that we have only next week to finish the book of 1 Samuel,then we will take a short break before we begin the book of Luke in preparation for Easter?We love visitors,feel free to join us here on the blog for a regular update and words of encouragement.
This week we have been reading the book of 1Samuel 21-25,and we have been able to see how David managed to escape from Saul because God was with him.
Interestingly,as much as God was with him,we see in 1 Samuel 21:12,that David discerned that he was in trouble when he went to seek refuge in Achish King of Gath.
11 And the servants of Achish said to him, “Is this not David the king of the land? Did they not sing of him to one another in dances, saying:
‘Saul has slain his thousands,
And David his ten thousands’?”a]”>[a]
12 Now David took these words to heart, and was very much afraid of Achish the king of Gath. 13 So he changed his behavior before them, pretended madness in their hands, scratched on the doors of the gate, and let his saliva fall down on his beard.
He acted like a mad man and therefore Achish let him go away.David used wisdom to escape,otherwise he would have been killed by the people of Gath because they felt threatened with the mighty exploits he had accomplished.
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In chapter 25 of 1 Samuel we also meet a woman who used wisdom to save her family
Her name was Abigail and her husband was called Nabal.
The Bible describes them this way:
2 Now there was a man in Maon whose business was in Carmel, and the man was very rich. He had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats. And he was shearing his sheep in Carmel. 3 The name of the man was Nabal, and the name of his wife Abigail. And she was a woman of good understanding and beautiful appearance; but the man was harsh and evil in his doings. He was of the house of Caleb.
It happened that visitors sent by David arrived in Abigail’s home when she was away,they were received by her husband.However,Nabal was not kind to David’s men.David was very angry and planned to attack Nabal and his household.However,when Abigail heard of what had happened,she sensed trouble.She had the spirit of discernment.She was able to predict that trouble might come to her home.She quickly sought to reconcile with David.
We will see that Abigail took responsibility and did what the husband was supposed to do.
She took a lot of gifts and left to go and see David.She met David as he was coming to kill Nabal.She was humble enough to dismount from the donkey,then she bowed and fell on her face before David.She asked David to put the blame on her.
She pleaded with David to forgive her and even made David understand that her husband acted foolishly because his name,Nabal,means a fool.
She recognised David with all the mighty exploits he had done.
She talked well of David,and believed in him and his future leadership.
She helped David not to sin by revenging the wrong that Nabal had done to him.
She asked David to remember her when the Lord helps him.
Eventually,we see that God striked Nabal,he died and David married Abigail.
For sure wisdom is better than folly because,Abigail’s wisdom not only helped her to save her household, it also made her a queen because she got married to a king.
Do you have a foolish husband and you are worn out with him?You are so tired of him?
Don’t give up.Don’t be in the habit of always complaining because COMPLAINING WORSENS THE SITUATION.Take your position and be responsible the way Abigail was.Be FAITHFUL and loyal to him the way Abigail was to her husband.Who knows,by your behaviour you may win favor from the Lord and he may change your situation.
And for the single ladies,I urge you,do not consider a man just by looks and wealth because without knowing you may marry a fool.
May the Lord help us to be wise women.