The Better Half 6


1 Samuel 25: 39, ‘And when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed be the Lord, that hath pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and hath kept his servant from evil: for the Lord hath returned the wickedness of Nabal upon his own head. And David sent and communed with Abigail, to take her to him to wife’.

When Abigail had gone to placate David earlier in the Chapter, David had told her his plans for Nabal in Verse 34, ‘For in very deed, as the Lord God of Israel liveth, which hath kept me back from hurting thee, except thou hadst hasted and come to meet me, surely there had not been left unto Nabal by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall’.

Although Abigail’s intention was to try to save her husband, what she ended up doing was saving herself. One she could have died along with her husband for his actions. Two, she could have become a widow prematurely if God had executed His vengeance before she took prompt action to go to David. Three, she would have never met David and gotten married to a man whom the Bible describes as being after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13: 14).

Now, you can see how every action we take brings us either in line with purpose or out of purpose. Even David realized the worth of a woman like Abigail. This was why upon the death of Nabal, he married her. People don’t usually marry their enemies’ wives’ but Abigail was an exception.

We’ve finally come to the end of the series. I hope we have been able to learn a thing or two from the life of Abigail. It is God’s sincere desire to see us prosper and flourish not only in our relationship with Him but also in our relationship with others, just like Abigail.