Abigail ~ A Peacemaker

A gentle answer deflects anger,     but harsh words make tempers flare. Proverbs 15:1 ~ The story of Abigail

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Have you ever wondered how you would act in a crisis situation – a true life and death moment? Have you ever played out certain situations in your mind and wondered what you would do at that time? I have to admit I have and as much as I would like to believe I would handle everything perfectly, the truth is, there have been times in my life where I know I could have handled it better if only I had done things a bit differently.

In the story of Abigail, we find her in just that type of situation where she has no time to think over things. She must react and do it quickly. Let’s see this week if we can learn a few pointers from this very wise woman that will help us the next time we find ourselves in a crisis situation.

Abigail means “My Father is joy”. She is known as one of the greatest peacemakers in the Bible. She was married to a very wealthy, but very foolish man. Yet, despite the insignificant role of women in that day, Abigail’s ability to act and react courageously and quickly prevented a massacre from taking place that saved many lives.

→Abigail’s story takes place in 1 Samuel 25:2-44.

This week’s memory verse is “A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.”Proverbs 15:1

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2 thoughts on “Abigail ~ A Peacemaker

  1. I think about Abigail from time to time, putting her behavior into perspective with respect and biblical submission. It’s an interesting balance, but truth and understanding of God seems to win out. Yes, liking Abigail a lot.

  2. well I am just now going to do my bible study on Abigail. I think from what I have read so far I am going to like it very much. I am such a peace maker in my family and all around. I am very nice and I think that I am going to be able to relate to this. I am in situation right now that I am trying to keep the peace. I will share more later.

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