Read 1 Samuel 25 – Samuel… the one Hannah prayed for… the one entrusted to the Lord… the one who never lost his way and appointed king Saul and David at the Lord’s direction… Samuel dies (25:1), yet, his legacy continues through the life of King David.
Legacy, who made you the person you are and what about you will live on in your loved ones?
Perhaps David was grieving when he moved down to the wilderness of Maon. The transition of grief is a messy job as a person moves from who they were, walking alongside their loved one, to who they are walking without them.
Here in Maon, we meet Nabal and Abigail. The bible tells us that Nabal means fool, and he certainly is. But I love Abigail! I love how she keeps her wits and does the right thing despite the bad choices of her husband. Her servants trust her in the face of disaster (25:14-17), and she wastes no time in response. She humbly approaches David, taking responsibility and reminding David of who he was. Her actions changed everything; she earned David’s gratitude (25:33), and saved her people from slaughter. Abigail didn’t let her husbands sloppy life ruin hers. In the end, the Lord rescued Abigail from her difficult marriage and she became the wife of King David. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻