A Giveaway!

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It’s always fun to wrap up our 30 Day studies with a giveaway. This time we’re giving away a $100 gift certificate — just in time for Christmas giving! Use your prize to buy a beautiful new Inductive Study Bible for someone special, some music for the family, a copy of For Instruction in Righteousness for some busy parents, or anything else your heart desires! Answer one of the questions below for one entry, […]

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Now What?

As we’ve studied 1 Samuel 25, many of you may have learned some new Bible study skills. Now you have a chance to put those to work on your own! Below are some suggestions for continued study. Some of these ideas continue to look at themes and topics from 1 Samuel 25. Others relate to the Christmas season, and some move on to new chapters to study. We’ll never run […]

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Share in the Blessing!

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We’ve finished our study of 1 Samuel 25! This was the thirteenth free, thirty-day Bible study we’ve offered over the past four years. All those studies continue to be available free in the archives of this blog. What a privilege and delight it is to study along with you! Preparing and leading each study pretty much consumes my life for the whole month — from dawn until I can’t see straight at […]

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30 Days in 1 Samuel 25, Day 30: Reflect

We’ve reached the last day of our study! It’s time to review and reflect, but first we’ll take a quick look at the last few verses of the chapter. Assignment: Pray for the Holy Spirit to move in your heart, bringing about change in your thoughts, attitudes, and actions as a result of spending this past few weeks in 1 Samuel 25. Then read 1 Samuel 25:39-45. As you read, watch […]

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30 Days in 1 Samuel 25, Day 29: The Hero of the Story

The story of David, Nabal, and Abigail is quickly coming to a close. First we met the main characters of the story. Then we watched things quickly turn into a crisis when Nabal refuses to help David and David uncharacteristically reacts with plans for murderous revenge. We watched while one lone man turns to Abigail for a solution, and then we observed this remarkable woman move into action and ride […]

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30 Days in 1 Samuel 25, Day 28: Back to Nabal

So what has Nabal been up to all this time — while his wife hurries to save his life? Has he even noticed her absence? While she is gathering food for an army, riding a donkey toward who-knows-what, and appealing to her future king to put aside his murderous plans, what is Nabal doing? He’s getting drunk. The inspired author of this account doesn’t waste much time on Nabal at […]

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30 Days in 1 Samuel 25, Day 27: Catch Up and Optional Lesson

It’s time for our last catch-up day! It’s easy to start losing some ground as we get to these last lessons of our study. Don’t get discouraged. Just keep going at whatever pace you can manage. But don’t give up. Do what you can today, and then do some more tomorrow! For those who would like an additional assignment, here’s a suggestion! Optional lesson: Open Blue Letter Bible and search on […]

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30 Days in 1 Samuel 25, Day 26: David’s Gratitude

From our first glimpse of Abigail, responding to the young man’s message, until the last words she speaks to David, she has certainly proven her character. The narrator’s judgment of her is validated again and again as Abigail evaluates her situation, acts quickly, and speaks with wisdom and courage. Through Abigail’s action, David is brought face-to-face with himself and with God. Is he really going to exact revenge with his […]

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30 Days in 1 Samuel 25, Day 25: Abigail’s Encouragement

First food. Then a beautiful woman at his feet. David, sword strapped to his side, stops, listens, and reconsiders. Abigail sees him soften. She keeps on talking and David keeps on listening. In my past readings of this chapter, I’ve always pictured Abigail rushing around gathering food, a bit panicky, and talking fast and a little more high-pitched than normal when she finally meets up with David. Maybe it’s because […]

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30 Days in 1 Samuel 25, Day 24: Abigail’s Assumption

This account of Abigail’s appeal to David is intriguing, isn’t it? What an amazing woman! She has so much to teach us! In our last lesson we left her at David’s feet, accepting the blame for her husband’s sin. What does she say and do next? Assignment: Pray, thanking God for His Word and for accounts like the one we are studying, that teach us our family history as God’s […]

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