Episode 11.2: Wives of David, Abigail - Women of the Bible Series

Car Chat Podcast with Amy & Jamy

Feb 26 2024 • 31 mins

Welcome to Episode 11 - PART 2 Abigail!
We are talking about the WIVES OF DAVID!

We did something a little DIFFERENT this month...because we wanted to keep the Wives of David AS A GROUP  yet still take time to get to know the three wives we selected, we are releasing a 3-part series of shorter episodes to honor each woman's story.  They are like mini-chapters of a bigger story - rooted in the importance of the Davidic Covenant and what it meant to be one of his wives within the tapestry of God's promise.

What is the Davidic Covenant? ( found in 2 Samuel 7)

  • the unconditional covenant made between God and David through which God promises David and Israel that the Messiah (Jesus Christ) would come from the lineage of David and the tribe of Judah and would establish a kingdom that would endure forever
  • God does not place any conditions of obedience upon its fulfillment
  • the surety of the promise made rests solely on God’s faithfulness and does not depend at all on David or Israel’s obedience

Who were David's wives? (1 Chronicles 3, 2 Samuel; 3:2-5, 5:13-15)

  • *Michal- daughter of King Saul, sister of Jonathan
  • Ahinoam- mother of Amnon
  • *Abigail – mother of Chileab (Daniel)
  • Maacah – daughter of King of Geshur, mother of Absalom and Tamar
  • Haggith – mother of Adonijah
  • Abital – mother of Shephatiah
  • Eglah – mother of Ithream
  • *Bathesheba – mother of Shimea, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon

In this 3-part series, we will be talking about:

Part 1: Michal

Part 2: Abigail- this episode!

Part 3: Bathsheba

>>> ABIGAIL  <<<

Scripture Text: 1 Samuel 25

We will discover that Abigail:

1.  situationally aware and acted quickly.
2.  wise in conflict
3. stayed calm (didn't let her emotions overtake her)

She is one of us.  Who God is to her, he is to you and me.

Her story prompts conversations about living with a fool, how to handle conflicts with calmness and grace, the value of humility, the power of reminding others who they are in God, when to act quickly and when to not, how important it is to build a foundation on faith so that when situations arise you can stand on what you already have in your heart.

Abigail has just one chapter in Biblical history but she saved David from making a terrible mistake. Her calm strength and humility is what I long to have when I face crises in my life.  She also was married to a cruel and foolish man who I'm sure she thought was for the rest of her life. The way she was able to rise about his foolishness and be strong in her faith is such a challenging example to the impact of choosing God.

We hope it encourages you!

Much love,
Amy and Jamy

for ALL 3 Wives of David on Episode 11.3, Bathsheba.