ABIGAIL: HUMBLE AND WISE
Abigail is known for her wisdom, courage, and humility. Her name means “Father’s Joy.” Abigail was a widow of Nabal and wife of David. Although she had no idea where her journey was taking her, Abigail stepped out in faith and acted to save her people.
It Wasn’t About Her!
Abigail is described as quick-witted and a problem solver. I’m amazed that a woman known for these qualities is also known for her humility. Abigail did not hesitate to do what was best for her community. Abigail was not concerned about how she looked, she was not adding up the amount the gifts cost her, and she was not afraid to humble herself before the King. It wasn’t about her! She realized to avoid conflict she needed to humble herself.
“Please forgive me if I say a little more. The Lord will always protect you and your family because you fight for him. I pray that you won’t ever do anything evil as long as you live.” 1 Samuel 25:28 (CEV)