Abigail

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Today's reading: 1 Samuel 25:1-44

Today our focus is on Abigail, who is one of my favorite female characters in the Bible. She was quite a woman. Staying with the format I used yesterday, here's my list of what stood out to me from Abigail's example:

  • Discerning
  • Humble yet bold to speak when necessary
  • Trusted and respected by those around her
  • Decisive
  • Good communicator
  • Influencer
  • Recognized God and that David was chosen by Him

The way Abigail chose to handle the potentially catastrophic situation presented to her by the servants highlights what a wise and discerning woman she was. And the fact that Nabal's servants trusted, respected and reached out to her conveys volumes about Abigail.

What stood out to you the most from Abigail's example, and why? What does this passage reveal about the value of having discernment and importance of operating with discretion? Tami

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Tami, Oh that I would be like Abigail!!

Your list is very impressive of Abigail's example,

I would add that she was submissive and a good listener!

Abigail had a great relationship with the Lord and He helped her in a difficult marriage with Nabal.
She no doubt had to deal with an anger husband as she was the peacemaker in her marriage and we see this played out in her encounter with David.

It is important to have discernment and discretion when dealing with difficult people and situation which can and could have happened in our story today.

May I please share a wonderful study by Bob Diffenbaugh at Bible.org on I Samuel 25;1-44 "Dear Abby"?

May many be blessed by your blog, Tami!!
I sure was!!

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