Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (24th October, 2015)

Posted: October 24, 2015 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Quiet Time, Religion, Worship

October 24, 2015

OPPOSITION

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: 1 Samuel 25:1-28

For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile…

1 Peter 3:10,11

Abigail was a beautiful woman who was known for her role in curbing her husband’s foolishness. Abigailism is the art of practising what Abigail did in order to prevent tragedy from coming to the family. Abigail’s husband was a man called Nabal. Nabal comes from a Hebrew word qasheh, which means “foolishness” or “churlishness”. Sometimes, it is translated in the Bible as: “roughly, hard, cruel, stiff-necked, stubborn, grievous, obstinate, hardhearted, and imprudent”.

Many married women have husbands who fit this description. A woman with direction must use wisdom to co-exist peacefully. She must use the art of Abigailism to have a successful marriage, and combine it with a good relationship with God. A woman should act so wisely that she preserves her marriage and her ministry.

A woman practising Abigailism employs the weapon of soft answers. A man yields unknowingly to a woman with soft answers. Be a woman with soft answers and you will preserve your marriage with your ministry. “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger” (Proverbs 15:1).

You will win this fight because God’s wisdom is the master key to overcoming impossible situations. A wise wife does not stir up controversy with her husband. As you provide your husband with his daily requirements, he will be at peace with you. Apply the wisdom of God to your life, and you will effectively combine the love of God with the love of your dear husband.
Credit: Dag Heward-Mills

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