Introducing Kids to Abigail

Juan Antonio de Frías y Escalante abigail and david

Abigail and David by Juan Antonio deFrias y Escalante

Have you ever found yourself in the role of peacemaker or diplomat trying to make amends for the rude or angry behaviour of someone else?  That’s the position Abigail was in.

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Abigail Presents Gifts to David by Juan de la Corte

Her boorish husband Nabal had insulted David, the future king of Israel. David was so angry with Nabal he was going to kill him. Abigail, Nabal’s wife, intervened bringing David a pile of presents and asking him to please forgive her husband’s impolite and insulting behavior. David was so impressed with Abigail he did as she requested. 

the meeting of david and abigail peter paul rubens

The Meeting of David and Abigail by Peter Paul Rubens

Abigail’s story is much more complex than the summary I’ve given here but she was an intelligent, strong woman who got between two men acting foolishly and rashly and made them calm down.  Abigail was a peacemaker whose actions can be a role model not only for kids but for me too. 

Other posts……

The Ten Commandments for Kids Well Maybe for us Too

This Story was Troubling

King David was a Rapist

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