Greetings, my brothers and sisters, in the name of Jesus!
As I studied on the story of Nabal and Abigail, I noted that in 1 Samuel 25:3, the author let it be known immediately that even though Nabal was rich, he was churlish and evil in his doings. On the other hand, his wife, Abigail, was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance. 1 Samuel 25:3, "Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb." (KJV) As I continued reading this chapter in awe of Abigail's abilities and virtues, I went to look at Proverbs 12:4 which tells us, "A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones." (KJV) To God be the glory, we see that Abigail was a crown to her foolish husband. Abigail exhibited the traits of the virtuous woman as prophesied in Proverbs 31. If Abigail was a fool like her husband, their household would have been killed by David and his men. Thank God for the virtuous woman in a fool's life.
Therese from Belize