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Abigail Abigail was the wife of Nabal Nabal was rich but quite mean and surly in his dealings whereas Abigail was intelligent and beautiful Her intelligence and discernment saved her family from destruction 1 Samuel 25 When Peter made his famous statement about women being the weaker vessel 1 Peter 37 he was speaking of their physical and maybe emotional capacity and not intellectual or spiritual Abigail Deborah and Priscilla to mention a few were some women the Bible mentions whose intellectual and spiritual capacity surpassed that of many men The reality is that we all have the Spirit of Christ in us and can achieve what God has called us to Abigails story is a short one David had shown kindness to her husband but Nabal was too dumb and arrogant to know it David sent some men to Nabal to ask a favor some food for them to eat Nabal turned them away with an insult and no food As David was setting out to take revenge on Nabal Abigail hastened to meet him With persuasive words and a gift she prevented David from taking Nabals life There are many women of similar ability around today Maybe in your home things rely on you Or it could be your work place that people look up to you Use your God given ability to the glory of God The man does not have to be the wisest person around There are sure to be some areas that you can handle much more capably than the man or men around Abigails life is a statement of fact Wisdom belongs to us all James 15 As a woman you might even find yourself in a position of leadership not by choice but simply because the other person around is not capable of doing it
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