1 Samuel 25 David and Abigail

Abigail made haste…

The story of David and Abigail shows how much david and his band needed food during these days of pursuit, and David’s care that they not act as outlaws.

18 Then Abigail made haste and took two hundred loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five sheep already dressed, five seahs of roasted grain, one hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and loaded them on donkeys.

28 Please forgive the trespass of your maidservant. For the Lord will certainly make for my lord an enduring house, because my lord fights the battles of the Lord, and evil is not found in you throughout your days. 29 Yet a man has risen to pursue you and seek your life, but the life of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of the living with the Lord your God; and the lives of your enemies He shall sling out, as from the pocket of a sling.  … But when the Lord has dealt well with my lord, then remember your maidservant.”

34 For indeed, as the Lord God of Israel lives, who has kept me back from hurting you, unless you had hastened and come to meet me, surely by morning light no males would have been left to Nabal!” … the Lord struck Nabal, and he died.

42 So Abigail rose in haste and rode on a donkey, attended by five of her maidens; and she followed the messengers of David, and became his wife.

–> Like a fairy tale, Abigail, a beautiful woman with wisdom, a peacemaker, marries David, the honorable king at the end of this story.  Nabal, the rich but evil man, was struck dead by the Lord.

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