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What are your Circumstances?
Perhaps you say you are chained to an impossible spouse.
In the bible 1 Samuel 25, Someone name Abigail; was married to impossible man. Nabal was rich but selfish and insensitive—a drunk and a bum and “surly and mean in his dealings”.
Can anyone relate?
What was Abigail like? She was not an escapist; she hadn’t let him ruin her. She was a realistic enough to call her husband a fool.
Then she met King David. Now to me David already had too many wives, but David knew a good thing when he saw her.
When Abigail talked to David, her speech revealed a long term relationship and inner nurturing of godliness that her words came out almost like poetry.
“The life of my master will be bound securely in the bundle of living by the Lord your God. But the lives of your enemies he will hurl away as from a pocket of a sling.”
Regardless of the crudeness around her, here was a woman of inner delicacy and sensitivity and beauty. Abigail’s life was hidden in God. David recognized it at once, and when God in HIS own time terminated Nabal’s wretched life, David was quick to marry her. He knew a good thing when he saw it.
But Abigail didn’t become lovely in the course of being David’s wife; she became lovely in the Lord God from serving Him and believing HIM! She had already become lovely when she was married to the wretch Nabal. Her real living was between her ears.
Friend, as you stay close to God so can your living be.
To you JEHOVAH my Lord My God
1 Samuel 25:3
His name was Nabal and his wife’s name was Abigail. She was an intelligent and beautiful woman, but her husband, a Calebite, was surly and mean in his dealings.
Never let problems to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.
By: Debbie Brooks
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