“Your wisdom and self control”
[[Based on a True Story: 1 Samuel 25]]
You are of the most sublime women in the bible. Yet, you don’t get any features in many books for it. As a matter of fact your story seems to be plain and boring, concealed in the book of 1 Samuel. People don’t talk about you often nor do they preach about you.
When the word got out that your husband Nabal was being prideful and insolent to king David without cause, you quickly got up, started cooking and you took charge to diffuse David’s anger against your husband. Your actions were so admirable that David then married you. Two fascinating things that I can’t believe you did. First off, you interceded for your husband who in my opinion would have deserved anything that was coming to him. Second of all, the bible mentioned that when you came back from saving the day dealing with David, Nabal was having a party and was drunk. You just walked in and said nothing to him. You probably went straight to bed. In the next morning, when he was sober you told him all that has happened. I highlight this because it reveals your virtuousness. You manage your emotions remarkably well. You monitored the scene and discerned that speaking to your husband while he is drunk wouldn’t be advantageous. You practiced self-control. Your swiftness, bravery, discretion and gentleness are quite meritorious. We need more women like you who will do the right thing.
My dear reader,
Are you a wife of Nabal who feel you have to talk sense to your husband at times? If you ever find your husband being unethical, making rash decisions, being hateful, treating people inferior and so on, I charge you to regroup him to love. Bring the best out of your husband. Aid him to see the bigger picture of his decisions. In addition to this, know when talk and when not to talk. The old adage says, “Pick your battles.” I would say this, don’t pick any battles.
Strongly together & Inspired by,
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