The story of Abigail (1 Samuel 25) is a story of one of the most faithful and honorable women mentioned in God’s Word! Jim Bomkamp. Abigail’s Foolish Husband Nabal. 17, 18. While Abigail pleaded for her husband's life, Nabal feasted like a king, oblivious to the uproar he had caused and to the hunger of David's men (v. 36). David thanked her for this and repented of his desire to seek revenge. Later she marries David and becomes the mother of Amasa. However, Abigail's husband is described in scripture as "a hard man and an evildoer," making us wonder why such a paragon of virtue as Abigail would have married him in … The name of his wife was Abigail — That is, the joy of his father; yet he could not promise himself much joy of her, when he married her to such a husband; it seems, by inquiring (no unfrequent thing) more after his wealth than after his wisdom. Yes, he amasses riches, but as a person he is a "no account." What a contrast between Abigail's wise humility and Nabal's foolish pride. It is assumed by most sources that she did this with various herbal remedies in which she used her honey. As a result, God avenged David by taking Nabal's life. INTRO: 1.1. Abagail is a profound example of a strong woman. For example, verse 3 describes her as “intelligent and beautiful” and her husband as “surly and mean.” (The below picture is from The Action Bible.) After the death of the prophet Samuel (vs. 1), David and his men moved into the wilderness of Paran just a few miles from the city of Carmel (1 Samuel 25:1-2). In a letter dated March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams writes to her husband, John Adams, urging him and the other members of the Continental Congress not … 1. Do you have a category for Abigail? She respectfully petitioned for mercy, even offering to take the blame for Everything about the story in 1 Samuel 25 commends Abigail, who is a foil for her wicked and foolish husband Nabal. She understands him to be truly a "man of Belial"—a person who is worthless or without profit. Her marriage gave her considerable social standing, judging by the fact that she had five maidservants (1 Samuel 25:42). She is known for saving King David from her foolish husband Nabal. If Abigail failed to act, might she become a sharer in her husband’s guilt? 19 Then she told her servants, “Go on ahead; I’ll follow you.” But she did not tell her husband … 17 Before long, Abigail met up with David and his men. Back Bible Studies Home Page. She respected the men in her life rather than belittle them. 1 Samuel 25:3. In this case, she had to put submission to her God ahead of submission to her husband. In one, the wife prevents David from murdering her foolish and greedy husband. In the second, David orders the murder of a good man because he desires his wife. 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