ABIGAIL ~ The Fathers Joy
The other morning I made the decision to start back reading and studying the Word so that I can find the much needed balance in my life that was missing. I have a new challenge for myself and I pray that I can stick to it. Its a 140 Day reading challenge and its the end goal that I am most excited about. (More on that later)
My reading began in I Samuel 25:2-44 about a woman named Abigail who was married to a very wealthy man named Nabal. At the end of the passage it took me a minute to allow the Holy Spirit to speak to me and show me what lesson God had for me in this passage. To make a long story short Abigail’s husband when asked for a favor from David’s men in return for protecting his servants Nabal rejected their request. He upset David and unknowingly marked himself and those close to him to be slaughtered. Being warned by her servants Abigail sent all that David had asked for and more and went out to meet David and ask him for his forgiveness for the acts of her husband. Her husband had no clue what happened and the fact that his wife’s actions had saved his life.
You may not know it and you may not believe it but there are people that intercede for you without you knowing. She knew her husband was a fool not only in action but his name literally means fool. However, she still chose to save him from actions he brought on himself. She did what she did not for any bragging rights but as an expression of her love for him.
As a wife and a woman the actions of Abigail reminds me of my responsibility to cover my husband in prayer and with my actions. So many times I hear stories from men and woman of how they have been setup for failure or how they have sabotaged their own relationships. If you love your husband
if you love your partner keep in mind everything you do is for the benefit of the relationship. Pray for your spouse and when you are out in public and in private represent yourself in a manner that shows the love and respect your have for him and your marriage.
~ Jean ~