Keeping the peace sometimes requires aggressive action. Doing the right thing requires courage and the wisdom to know when to act. Abigail’s action spared many lives of those who would have died by the hand of David. Even the servant who made Abigail aware of David’s messengers being snubbed by Nabal, knew that Nabal was wrong and told Abigail. The scripture leads me to believe that David didn’t want to take the lives of others because of the ignorance and arrogance of their master. To me Abigail mirrored Christ in her actions. For all we know; she was risking her life to intercede by taking food and asking the blame to be put upon her. But as it turned out, that was the right thing to do. Had God prepared her for this day? It’s not always those that are well known who make a difference in the lives of others. It’s usually the people like you and me. Ask God to prepare you.
May you be blessed for your good judgement and for keeping me from bloodshed this day and from avenging myself with my own hands. 1 Samuel 25:33
Father, bless those who take action to protect us. Our service men and women, disaster volunteers and relief aid workers. These people put their lives on hold and go into battle for those who cannot fight on their own, those who often times are plagued by the policies of their leaders or by natural disaster. Equip me to take action when I am called. Amen