I Samuel 25:32-34 32 David said to Abigail, “Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, who has sent you today to meet me. 33 May you be blessed for your good judgment and for keeping me from bloodshed this day and from avenging myself with my own hands. 34 Otherwise, as surely as the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, who has kept me from harming you, if you had not come quickly to meet me, not one male belonging to Nabal would have been left alive by daybreak.”
Okay, men – let’s be honest. How many times has your wife bailed you out of something stupid that you said or did? I can relate to this, for sure. Abigail comes to meet David, who now wants to kill her husband, and says: “Sorry about my husband. He doesn’t know what he is talking about.” It says here that she was a beautiful and intelligent woman. David seemed to think so, anyways. She calmed David down and calmed him down fast. Her actions saved the lives of many in her family.
It’s nice to have someone clean up after you have done something boneheaded isn’t it? Many of us have wives, husbands, or good friends who have bailed us out. But we have someone else you know. The Bible tells us that there is an accuser of the brethren who wants to pin us to the wall for every mistake we make. But we have an advocate – his name is Jesus. He took our judgement upon himself and stands on our behalf. When judgement is about to come on us, He stands up for us. He bails us out like Abigail bailed out Nabal. He says, “don’t mind him, you know he is foolish. But he’s MINE.” Thank you Jesus, for being my advocate today!