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.”
She was known as a woman who had both beauty and brains.
“she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance”
She was married to Nabal, a man churlish and evil, whose lived up to his name of a fool.
She lived under excruciating circumstances having him as a husband.
She was beautiful, however her beauty did not stop there.
She was not a lovely face hiding an empty mind.
A beautiful woman with a beautiful mind was and is very uncommon.
She was resourceful.
1 Samuel 25:18
“Then Abigail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched corn, and an hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on asses.”
When her husband spoke rudely and was unkind to King David’s men, she took the initiative to ask David to have mercy upon her unruly husband.
1 Samuel 25:23-25
“And when Abigail saw David, she hasted, and lighted off the ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me let this iniquity be: and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine audience, and hear the words of thine handmaid. Let not my lord, I pray thee, regard this man of Belial, even Nabal: for as his name is, so is he; Nabal is his name, and folly is with him: but I thine handmaid saw not the young men of my lord, whom thou didst send.”
She made an impression upon King David with both her beauty and her brains.
1 Samuel 25:32-33
“And David said to Abigail, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which sent thee this day to meet me: And blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou, which hast kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with mine own hand.”
Abigail serves as an example of how we can be beautiful both before men and before the Lord.
“Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.”
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