Nabal’s response of disgust towards David was deserving of commensurate action by David. Read 1 Samuel 25
However, David’s intention was more severe, though justified from many angle except the divine. Thank God for the quick intervention of Abigail, who the Lord used to restrain the hand of David from shedding innocent blood.
The Lord used Abigail, a human for David, I wonder who, or what the Lord uses presently to restrain His children from sinning? Abigail was like a conscience for David, a mirror reflecting his intention, a voice of reasoning. May the Lord place such along our path.
David could have resisted, ignoring the voice of reasoning, kill Abigail, and proceed to wipe out Nabal and all that is his, however, he didn’t! And Abigail? She took her life in her hands just like Esther in Esther 4:16.
The Holy Spirit, the word of God and our moral compass tells us when we are doing something wrong. The question then is, are we listening?
The Lord has, and is sending whatever that needs to be sent, to restrain you and yours from damnation. Will you heed the call today? The call to yield your heart, and life unto the Lord.
It is by the mercies of God that you and I are not consumed – Lamentation 3:22-23. It is the hand of the Lord that has kept you and I from grievous sin.
It is God’s hand restraining the wicked one from making a shish kebab of us!
Yield your heart today! Tomorrow may be too late!
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!