DEVOTIONAL PAGE - "Brethren, I have written a letter unto
you" (Hebrews 13:22).
August 27, 2018
secularism has harmed Christian and
traditional womanhood - as it has
manhood! As godless feminism has risen,
biblical femininity has fallen.
It's time the daughters of Zion relearn
and relive godly womanhood. For that, we
need look no further than Abigail. Let's
review Abigail's assets - the qualities
that prompted God to approve, anoint,
send, use, reward, and honor her. (See 1
She was wise and insightful (v. 3), as
this dramatic story reveals. She was
"beautiful" (v. 3) yet not conceited or
self-obsessed. She was mismatched but
faithful, honoring God by keeping her
vows with a dishonorable spouse (v. 3).
She was respected by her companions;
they came to her, not Nabal, when grave
trouble arose (v. 14).
She possessed acumen, quickly assessing
and solving the crises resulting from
Nabal's provocative message to David
(vv. 13, 34). She was generous, bringing
David's men plenty of food (v. 18). She
was ready for action, not shrinking from
responsibilities she alone could fulfill
(vv. 18-20). She was discreet,
withholding information from her angry
husband until the time was right to
speak (vv. 19, 36).
An inspiring leader, her servants
followed her unhesitatingly even at the
risk of losing their positions or worse
when Nabal discovered they went against
his orders (v. 19). She was courageous,
risking her life to meet David's 400
angry soldiers who could have easily
killed her before she spoke a word (v.
was humble, prostrating herself before
David and, after marrying, asking only
to be a servant to his servants (vv.
23-24, 41). She was an intercessor,
"praying" to David and God for the life
of her family and servants (v. 28). She
was merciful to the merciless, as her
actions saved Nabal despite his
unmercifulness to David (vv. 10-11, 17).
She was a prophetess, or Spirit-filled
spokesmen accurately foretelling David
what God would do with and for him (vv.
She was not vengeful, since after God
struck Nabal she didn't reproach him for
his contemptible behavior (vv. 36-37;
ct. Exod. 4:24-26). She was a compliment
to David, her character being a mirror
image of his. She was a comfort to
David, a deep, healing joy after he had
endured Michal's hateful, wounding
tongue (2 Sam. 6:20-23).
She fulfilled her name, which means
"cause of joy," by delighting God,
David, and everyone she met! She was the
personification of the perfect wife, the
proverbial "virtuous woman," or woman of
powerful character (Prov. 31:10-31).
Here is a
model of godly womanhood every Christian
wife and woman may study and follow. May
"Abigailism" spread throughout our
churches and land, reversing the gains
of godless feminism!
Greg Hinnant Ministries
PO Box 788, High Point, NC