17, 18. It is assumed by most sources that she did this with various herbal remedies in which she used her honey. INTRO: 1.1. She respectfully petitioned for mercy, even offering to take the blame for How did Abigail approach David, what did she say, and what made her words effective? If Abigail failed to act, might she become a sharer in her husband’s guilt? 1. In the second, David orders the murder of a good man because he desires his wife. 18 Abigail acted quickly. Do you have a category for Abigail? For example, verse 3 describes her as “intelligent and beautiful” and her husband as “surly and mean.” (The below picture is from The Action Bible.) In this case, she had to put submission to her God ahead of submission to her husband. David thanked her for this and repented of his desire to seek revenge. What a contrast between Abigail's wise humility and Nabal's foolish pride. Abagail is a profound example of a strong woman. Later she marries David and becomes the mother of Amasa. Some sources also recognize the Abigail in the Old Testament as a saint as well. Her marriage gave her considerable social standing, judging by the fact that she had five maidservants (1 Samuel 25:42). She is known for saving King David from her foolish husband Nabal. Abigail’s Foolish Husband Nabal. Yes, he amasses riches, but as a person he is a "no account." As a result, God avenged David by taking Nabal's life. In one, the wife prevents David from murdering her foolish and greedy husband. 19 Then she told her servants, “Go on ahead; I’ll follow you.” But she did not tell her husband … Jim Bomkamp. 17 Before long, Abigail met up with David and his men. Let us learn well these lessons from this woman of integrity in the Bible. The story of Abigail (1 Samuel 25) is a story of one of the most faithful and honorable women mentioned in God’s Word! 1 Samuel 25: “Abigail Restrains David From Taking Vengeance Out Upon Her Husband Nabal / David Takes Abigail As His Wife ” By. However, Abigail's husband is described in scripture as "a hard man and an evildoer," making us wonder why such a paragon of virtue as Abigail would have married him in … Abigail's words in verse 25 indicate she knows the true nature of her husband. She understands him to be truly a "man of Belial"—a person who is worthless or without profit. In a letter dated March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams writes to her husband, John Adams, urging him and the other members of the Continental Congress not … Everything about the story in 1 Samuel 25 commends Abigail, who is a foil for her wicked and foolish husband Nabal. While Abigail pleaded for her husband's life, Nabal feasted like a king, oblivious to the uproar he had caused and to the hunger of David's men (v. 36). Back Bible Studies Home Page. After the death of the prophet Samuel (vs. 1), David and his men moved into the wilderness of Paran just a few miles from the city of Carmel (1 Samuel 25:1-2). 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