SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Scripture: 1 Samuel 25:17
1 Samuel 25:17 says, “Now therefore, know and consider what you will do, for harm is determined against our master and against all his household. For he is such a scoundrel that one cannot speak to him.” This is the story of Abigail and her husband Nabal who was called a child of hell. How many anti-Christ enemies populate our political parties, the judiciary, and our corporations? The Bible says God has a list of Nabals who we should be seeking Him in regard to praying judgment forth. Ezekiel 13:19 says, “And will you profane Me among My people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, killing people who should not die, and keeping people alive who should not live, by your lying to My people who listen to lies?” We have a choice to intervene like Abigail did in this passage. What will we do? God’s determination to bring judgment on Nabal led Abigail to intervene. She gave King David what David asked for. She not only saved King David from hastily avenging himself, but saved the innocent people in Nabal’s household, As a result judgment falls on her wicked husband and due to her noble behavior she later became a wife to King David. Our Bible is full of accounts of God judging every kind of situation imaginable. King David did not have to kill Nabal and we as Christians do not have to rise up and hurt anyone. Our job is to pray Spirit-led prayers that the damage and destruction being done by wicked men comes back on their own heads, just like it did on Nabal. Our job is to pray. God’s job is to demonstrate He is too much for the wicked. He knows the manner and the timing for intervention and He will act! He demonstrates that in Scripture over and over again. As we pray according to His will, He will do the same for us! Praying in tongues will lead us into God’s judicial prayers, those prayers that are born of His heart!