ABIGAIL AND DAVID
The Bible story (1 Samuel 25:2-42) shall be the focus of this month’s charge especially as we celebrate the important women in our lives this season.
That scripture provides salient lessons on how a Christian woman can keep her home during challenging times. Therein, we saw that David would have obliterated the foolish Nabal and his entire household, but for the timely intervention of the wisdom exuded by the warm and charming Abigail.
So, while there’s so much to learn from this Bible episode, our focus shall remain on the gracious manner in which the wise Abigail salvaged what could otherwise have unfolded into a very ugly and embarrassing situation.
There’s so much more that’s expected of a Christian woman beyond the beauty that she exudes (Proverbs 31:30).
The fear of the Lord is so important and much weightier than every other physical virtue of a woman. Even though Abigail was the epitome of beauty (1 Samuel 25:3), she was nevertheless gracious in the following ways:
- Gracious in her thoughts – she thought to herself, how could I salvage this ugly situation?
- Gracious in her actions – her wisdom directed her actions and she knew exactly what to do.
- Gracious with her words – unlike her husband, she didn’t act foolishly with her words. She spoke graciously.
ABIGAIL AS A ROLE MODEL
Abigail’s actions are no doubt worthy of emulation by every Christian woman. Not only did she prevent a bloodbath, her role will eventual become crucial in the lineage of Jesus Christ (I Samuel 25:42).
It is pertinent to mention that the gracious acts displayed by Abigail and many other virtuous women as recorded in the Bible come from a place of deep reverence for the ways of God.
So, as we all celebrate another Mother’s Day, this year, it’s important to reminisce on the lifestyles that bring praise and honour unto God Almighty.
Always remember that, charm can be deceptive and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised at all times. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!