- 1 Peter 5:5
- 1 Samuel 25:2-42
- Philippians 2:8
Lessons from the wisdom of Abigail:
- When her life and everything she knew was threatened, she didn’t yield to fear; instead, she acted in wisdom. Although living with a cruel and evil husband, God was building character within her heart, causing her to grow into a respectful and powerful woman, even in the midst of adversity.
- An attitude of humility and honor and respect gives a person boldness. The extent of Abigail’s boldness can be seen in the way she walked up and faced a man, who would one day rule over Israel, and his 400 strong and angry men.
- Abigail had faith in God and recognized His plan for Israel concerning David, the man whose intent on destroying everything she’d known. Humble, honoring, and respectful people believe for God’s good plan and keep expecting the best outcome.
- She was forgiving. Humility, honor, respect, and wisdom gives us victory. Bitterness and unforgiveness brings loss and defeat.
- Abigail was thinking about her enemies’ good. Jesus said, “Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you” (Luke 6:28). Abigail knew David and his troops needed food. She focused on their need, not their anger and threats.
And being found in fashion as a man, he [Jesus] humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with
humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
“David was a godly man and a gifted leader, but the best of men are but men at their best”
God’s servants need to be on guard at all times lest the enemy suddenly attack and conquer them.
“Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” 1 Peter 5:8