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Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Saturday, August 29th, 2020
Topic: GOD WILL REPLACE OUR LOSSES 2
Text: 1 Samuel 25:39-40, 42
📖39….”And when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed be the LORD, that hath pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and hath kept his servant from evil: for the LORD hath returned the wickedness of Nabal upon his own head. And David sent and communed with Abigail, to take her to him to wife.
📖40….And when the servants of David were come to Abigail to Carmel, they spake unto her, saying, David sent us unto thee, to take thee to him to wife.
📖42….And Abigail hasted, and arose, and rode upon an ass, with five damsels of hers that went after her; and she went after the messengers of David, and became his wife.”
🔥It is impossible for sugar to retain its sweetness if mixed with vinegar or any other bitter substance. That’s the easiest way to describe Abigail and her husband, Nabal. Nabal’s wickedness never allowed Abigail to shine. But God had a plan to replace Abigail’s suffering under Nabal with comfort under David. This was manifested by God because, He saw that unlike most people who get influenced into wickedness by the companies they keep, Abigail refused to be behaviourally yoked together with Nabal’s unethical and inhuman dispositions… 1 Samuel 25:4-12.
🔥🔥Since Abigail was a direct opposite of Nabal in attitude and reverence, when she heard the callous reply of her husband to David, she immediately returned it with good will in 1 Samuel 25:18-31. Since every good turn deserves another, God decided to reward Abigail’s kind and reverential apology to the potential king of Israel, king David, by replacing her bitter life in Nabal’s hand with sweetness by taking Nabal’s life in verse 38.
🔥🔥🔥Being rich in mercy according to Ephesians 2:4, God’s infinite mercies make him to be magnanimous when raising someone from the dunghill to the top. He raises people up by replacing their lost valuable lives with much more valuable opportunities in life. Indubitably, Abigail must have been through a hard life marrying Nabal; even as many women, and even men also experience today. But God replaced all those bad experiences of Abigail with a crown, by allowing David to marry her, and raised her to the status of a queen. Beloveth, God is replacing your sorrow with Joy. All the years that the cankerworm, palmerwarm, locust and caterpillar wasted from your life, my life and our lives, shall be replaced by God in good measures today.
🙏O Lord, remove from my life and way, whatever is hindering me from shining forth, as you removed Nabal for Abigail to be distinguished, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏As you rewarded Abigail’s piety with marriage to a king, O Lord, end my captivity with unprecedented elevation, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Ancient of days, as you raise me up by your mercy, replace all my losses to the devil, during the course of fighting the good fight of faith, in Jesus’ name.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
GOD IS TURNING OUR WATER TO WINE!
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