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Updated on July 1, 2012

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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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      Gina 4 years ago

      Thanks for writing this hub Deborah. I've thought about this story a lot over the years. Thank you for refreshing my memory. The video is beautiful as well.

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      Mary Strain 4 years ago from The Shire

      This is one of my favorite stories in the Bible, Deborah. I've always admired Abigail as a woman of good sense; she saved the lives of all the men in her household by thinking and acting quickly.

      Thanks for the lovely hub.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Gina.. We all go through those moments.. I know life is hard.. I know we worry about our children being exposed. God Bless you my friend.

      Molly.. I feel the same way.. it is one of my favorite stories too.. She was a remarkable woman

      Blessing to you all

      Debbie

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I have always admired Abigail's wisdom as a wife and woman. She was Godly and trusted in her Lord provide and protect. I loved your video and was inspired, to say the least, as I watched it. What a great God is Jehovah! Voted up and shared as well.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you teaches.. God Bless you Debbie

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      Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

      Great story and a true inspiration. King David has always been one of my favorite people in the Bible. As you say, he saw God's love in this woman. But it was because he himself knew God's love.

      Well written, Debbie. Voted up!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Ann... That means a lot to me

      God Bless you

      Debbie

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Jehovah brought together two children who had suffered very similar childhoods, but could still tolerate each other. He blessed them with a life that was a dream. Praise be to Jehovah!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Amen MHatter. God Bless you

      Debbie

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Another wonderful hub. I wish people could also be the same as Abigail, our world would be a better place. King David was a man, but was wise. He knew a lot more then most people on earth.

      Voted up.

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      Nikki Major 4 years ago

      I love this story. This let's me know that real beauty starts with serving God. The bible also tells us in proverbs that a husband will not be won by his wife's much speaking, but her actions in serving the lord. just in case someone is stuck with a husband such as Nabal, and does not want the marriage to end, the answer is to serve God. one of two things will happen: he will realize your worth or he will leave.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is beautiful Debbie. Thank you..

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Beautiful, inspirational thoughts. Thanks for sharing.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ....I am not at all familiar with the Bible so this is an enlightening read because all of the stories (that I've read) are beautiful and so life affirming and always leave a message of some kind - there is a nice lady you should check out - her name is Hyphenbird - please tell her I sent you - you will love her writing as I know she will of yours - sending you always my warmest wishes and sincere good thoughts - Miss Divine Deborah - lake erie time 11:11am

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest Debbie, how inspirational is this hub!!! The world needs a lot more Abigails for sure. We can all aspire to be more like her. Thank you for reminding us of this wonderful story in the Bible and of this wonderful woman of God. God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Michele

      Nikki

      always exploring

      MsDora

      Epi

      Faith

      thank you all and God Bless you

      Debbie

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      Susan Ream 4 years ago from Michigan

      Abagail loved the Lord God and so reflected His beauty through her life. All of us must come to a point, good marraige or not, where we understand that God wants first place in our heart. When we yeild to Him He showers us with His grace, love and mercy. He uses us as a light in a very dark world.

      Great reflection of the life of one who knew who her hope was in.

      Thanks Deborah, Lovely Video as well.

      God Bless You Sweet Lady,

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Mekenzie.. thank you so much what a wonderful comment.. God Bless you too

      Debbie

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      stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Very beautiful words dear heart as always. God Bless You.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Stars thank you.. Blessings to you

      Debbie

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      Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

      Extraordinary and very beautiful Debbie. You are so inspiring with your work. Voted up, beautiful, awesome, and interesting :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you Olde Cashmere.. You honor me

      Debbie

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Truer words, Deborah. :) Great message. VUM!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      terry thank you for reading and commenting

      Debbie

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      BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      A beautiful, deep story, Debbie. Thank you for putting it up here as a thoughtful reminder!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      BeyondMax I thank you I am so glad you liked it..Blessings to you

      Debbie

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      You did another great job,Deborah. Keep excelling.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      IntegrityYes thank you for reading and commenting.. Blessings to you

      Debbie

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      Stacy Harris 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Great job - I needed this today. My circumstances haven't been too good lately!

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      I haven't read about Abigail for many years but this brought back memories, such truth in your words, wonderful!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Nell.. God Bless you my friend

      Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Barbergirl thank you.. so glad you liked it

      Blessings to you

      Debbie

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Those who love God are able to see the love of God in others as well as the inner beauty of that person. Though this is the first time I'm learning this story I think all religions speak of love and compassion for the all living creatures including man. This divide of hate has been our creation and the cause of our misfortunes.

      Beautiful Debbie!

      Up and beautiful.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Rajan...i agree and thank you..blessings..debbie

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