SATURDAY Q & A
Question #1 My husband goes against everything I try to teach my family. What can I do as I am trying to teach them the right way to go in life.
Answer # 1 Remember that God knows how difficult and disappointing that it is for you in your marriage at times. God wants to give you His wisdom for every situation that rises up. God can give you the grace to trust Him for the outcome. There is a woman of wisdom that is in the bible, Abigail.
1Sam.25:32-33 NIV “David said to Abigail, “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, who has sent you today to meet me. May you be blessed for your good judgment.”
This is a very interesting story in the bible. David and his men were hiding from Saul in the desert. They took on odd jobs to survive and one of them was to take care of sheep. Nabel was a wealthy property owner with sheep, who David protected. One day David asked Nabel for compensation for all the hard work his men and him had done by protecting the sheep. Nabel flatly refused. David was furious and he immediately decided that he would kill Nabel. Nabel had a wife named Abigail, who was very wise and was well-respected by all including David. Look what the bible says in Proverbs. Prov.11:16 “A kindhearted woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth.” Nabel did not get away with his arrogant and greedy actions. Nabel enjoyed his wealth, but only for a short time.
I am sure that through her marriage to Nabel, she was able to develop a lot of wisdom. A difficult marriage is able to bring any spouse to their knees. A spouse who is not willing to cooperate will cause you to seek Godly wisdom and cause you to embrace prayer. Abigail did not let Nabels’ opinion to influence her or to affect her life. This woman obviously had a close relationship with God.
There is a reason that this story is in the Bible. I believe it is there as an example and pattern of how to handle a difficult husbands decisions. Abigail had a source to turn to and so do we. That source is GOD! ALWAYS keep in mind that we have the Holy Spirit as our guide. The Holy Spirit is a gentleman. Gently waiting for you to ask. THANK YOU JESUS! You are not alone!!
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