- Published: Thursday, 03 May 2018 15:18
- Written by Bethany Looyenga
As soon as Abigail saw David, she got off her donkey and fell on her knees at his feet, her face to the ground in homage, saying, "My master, let me take the blame! Let me speak to you. Listen to what I have to say. Don't dwell on what that brute Nabel did. He acts out the meaning of his name: Nabal, Fool. Foolishness oozes from him.
I Samuel 25:23 (MSG)
Abigail was married to Nabal, he was not considered a nice man. In fact, he was downright foolish. He was ungrateful to David and his men for the help that was freely given to him and his shepherds. David saved the lives of his shepherds and his sheep, and when they asked him for provisions, Nabal scoffed.
When Abigail heard of her husbands foolish actions, she jumped into action and prepared provisions for David and his men. She mounted her donkey and headed out to meet David. When she encountered David, he was on his way to kill Nabal and his household. She humbly bowed before him and wisely asked him to not dwell on the sinful actions of Nabal. David was thankful, and blessed her for saving him from a grievous sin.
Abigail was a brave women! She didn't waste anytime moving away from the evil actions of her husband, and living in humility.
The enemy of your soul is very foolish. He is constantly moving against you and scoffing who you are. He works to bring doubt into your life and envelop you with fear. His foolishness oozes all over. But, we have the same gift as Abigail given to us by the Spirit of God. You and I can be brave as we humbly bow before the throne of God and move against the foolishness the enemy sets before us. Brave enough to stand and intercede for the foolishness of others. Brave enough to humbly step forward to save others from the foolishness of the enemy.
Praying today for all women to walk without fear and to step forward in brave intercession!