Daily Devotionals

August 20th, 2023

Read 1 Samuel 25:36-42 NIV

 When Abigail went to Nabal, he was in the house holding a banquet like that of a king. He was in high spirits and very drunk. So she told him nothing at all until daybreak. Then in the morning, when Nabal was sober, his wife told him all these things, and his heart failed him and he became like a stone. About ten days later, the Lord struck Nabal and he died.

When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Praise be to the Lord, who has upheld my cause against Nabal for treating me with contempt. He has kept his servant from doing wrong and has brought Nabal’s wrongdoing down on his own head.”

Then David sent word to Abigail, asking her to become his wife. His servants went to Carmel and said to Abigail, “David has sent us to you to take you to become his wife.”

She bowed down with her face to the ground and said, “I am your servant and am ready to serve you and wash the feet of my lord’s servants.” Abigail quickly got on a donkey and, attended by her five female servants, went with David’s messengers and became his wife. 


We thank you for Abigail’s story. For the lessons in the dangers of pride and anger and the beauty of being a peacemaker in our world. We are thankful that you provide the best example of what a selfless love looks like and we ask that you would continue to mold and shape our hearts to look more like yours each day. We ask for wisdom and boldness in our relationships – that we would be “Abigails” in what seems like a “Nabals” world. Thank you for your faithfulness and love as we seek to live in ways that honor You. Amen.