THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH 1 Samuel 25:23 (NIV)
Two People, Two Choices, Two Outcomes by: Chris Blacksmith
“When Abigail saw David, she quickly got off her donkey and bowed down before David with her face to the ground.”
Twenty two years ago I sat in amazement as my son entered this world. Like all babies Drew was born in need. At one point I can remember his eyes gazing intently into mine, meanwhile thinking how much he needed me. Fast forward twenty two years: he’s completely on his own, making his own decisions, and often leaving me wondering am I still needed? 1 Samuel 25 tells a story of two people, two choices, and two outcomes. Nabal and Abigail was a married couple who had very differing approaches to King David. Nabal represents the adult version of Drew in that he was seemingly independent and able to make things happen with minimal assistance. Consequently Nabal treated David’s men as such. He was so consumed with himself that he failed to acknowledge these men represented the King, a decision that ultimately cost him his life. The other side of the spectrum is Abigail who represents Drew in his infancy. Her actions show that she in fact acknowledged David as the king and that she was in need of his protection. Her choice proved to be very rewarding as she gained David’s favor. Like Nabal and Abigail we too have a king that seeks our acknowledgement. Our king, though is not an earthly king, He’s the King of kings and the Lord of lords who desires a relationship with us.
Takeaway: Today we should follow the example of Abigail by doing the following: “Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in ALL your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” -Proverbs 3:5-6