This morning’s devo is borrowed from a Love in Faith publication. What an inspiration Abigail is for me. She had to have been nervous – even frantic – and upset at the danger her husband was in. Yet, she acted methodically, quickly, wisely, and seemingly calmly. And, as the devotional and the Scripture point out – she brought peace to an otherwise hopeless and what could have been a horrific situation. Only God could have cultivated such a response – both from Abigail and from David and the servant who warned her of the situation.
May God guard our responses today. May He help us to approach each situation with humility, seeking a peaceful outcome for both sides. In Jesus’ name, Amen ~
[borrowed from “On Finding Peace”, a Love in Faith devotional ~ p17]
Abigail was tending to her home when one of her servants came to warn her. He explained that David and his men had spent months protecting her husband’s sheep and looking out for their shepherds.
“But when David sent a message, asking for food and water for his men, your husband would have none of it. Now, David is headed this way and he looks very angry. All of us will perish for your husband’s insult.”
Abigail quickly mobilized her household. She send food ahead to David and met him on the path up to her house. Quickly, she explained that she had not seen the men and begged his forgiveness.
The next time you’re tempted to respond to someone harshly, remember Abigail. With a soft answer and a kind spirit, she turned away David’s wrath.
God, please guard my responses today. Help me to approach each situation with humility, seeking a peaceful outcome for both sides. In Jesus’ name, Amen ~