After Abagail repaired the relationship with David and his men, she went home and prepared to tell her husband what transpired. Sadly, he and his buddies were drunk and could not comprehend the gravity of what Nabal had done. So Abagail waited until the next morning after Nabal was sober. Then she told him the whole story. The reality of his stupidity hit him like a train. He had a heart attack and died 10 days later. David was avenged, Abagail was free from her awful husband and David–who had his wife Michal taken away by the king–now made this superhero woman his wife. It was a great day for the fugitive king and for Abagail.
Life is funny. Often things happen in the normal course of events that vindicate those that follow God. It seems strange, but they are blessed without having to raise a finger in anger or protest. The Lord has told us throughout his word that if we will trust in Him, follow Him and depend upon him–then He will avenge and He will repay. He also promises to make our paths straight. He will always be our greatest advocate and most avid support. In Romans, Paul tells us that whatever our trials are, they do not compare to the rewards that await us. Romans 8:18. We, like David, can always cling to the ultimate truth that our Father loves us and will be our advocate, protector and if need be, our avenger! What an amazing thing to know!!!
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Then David accepted from her hand what she had brought him and said, “Go home in peace. I have heard your words and granted your request.”
36 When Abigail went to Nabal, he was in the house holding a banquet like that of a king. He was in high spirits and very drunk. So she told him nothing at all until daybreak. 37 Then in the morning, when Nabal was sober, his wife told him all these things, and his heart failed him and he became like a stone. 38 About ten days later, the Lord struck Nabal and he died.
39 When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Praise be to the Lord, who has upheld my cause against Nabal for treating me with contempt. He has kept his servant from doing wrong and has brought Nabal’s wrongdoing down on his own head.”
Then David sent word to Abigail, asking her to become his wife. 40 His servants went to Carmel and said to Abigail, “David has sent us to you to take you to become his wife.”
41 She bowed down with her face to the ground and said, “I am your servant and am ready to serve you and wash the feet of my lord’s servants.” 42 Abigail quickly got on a donkey and, attended by her five female servants, went with David’s messengers and became his wife.43 David had also married Ahinoam of Jezreel, and they both were his wives. 44 But Saul had given his daughter Michal, David’s wife, to Paltiel[d] son of Laish, who was from Gallim.