Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Virtuous Woman Is A Crown To Her Husband

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.
Proverbs 18:22 tells us that a man who findeth a wife findeth a good thing and obtaineth favour of the Lord. Nabal surely had the favour of the Lord because of his wife, Abigail. This is a beautiful story which shows that a virtuous woman is indeed a crown to her husband. Abigail's truthfulness and countenance made David not shed blood on the household. She spoke words of wisdom, words of the Lord into David's heart, and he was pleased and he blessed her and thank God. Abigail was a woman who feared the Lord, and a woman who feareth the Lord, Proverbs 31:30 tells us, she shall be praised!

God bless,
Therese from Belize

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