Please forgive your servant’s offense, for the Lord will certainly make a lasting dynasty for my master … Let no wrongdoing be found in you as long as you live. 1Sam. 25:28
Abigail wowed David by the display of the many attributes she had. Read 1 Samuel 25 and be amazed about Abigail. You will discover some of her characteristics: Approachable (Vs. 17): The servants could relate to Abigail but not Nabal. Prompt (Vs. 18): She was no procrastinator at all. Wise (Vs. 18, 19, 28-31): She knew what to do, like packaging supplies for David and his men, knew the right time to tell Nabal the imminent danger he was facing, and advised David to stay guilt-free. Respect (Vs. 23): Though a very wealthy woman, she showed respect to David. Intercessor (Vs. 24, 28): She took her husband’s blame on herself, just as Jesus did for our sins. Prophetic (Vs. 28, 30): She spoke confidently about David’s future. Humble (Vs. 41): Willing to be the servant of David’s servants. Faith. Beauty. Etc. Find out more and imitate Abigail.
Author: Rev. Sunday Bwanhot, ECWA USA DCC Chairman
Rev. Sunday Bwanhot is a missionary to America serving with SIM/ECWA. He is an Economist by profession and has worked as a Statistician with Kaduna State Government. He later pioneered and managed the Challenge Press of ECWA in Jos before God’s call to pioneer the Prayer Ministry of ECWA in Jos, Nigeria. In 1993, God called him to Chicago as a missionary and has been serving there since 1995 to date. Currently, he pastors ECWA Chicago which he planted and serves as the Chairman of the ECWA USA District Church Council. Loves being a grandpa of 8 grandchildren and enjoys writing.