Daily Devotional

1 Samuel 25:28-29

For the Lord will certainly make for my Lord an enduring house, because my lord fights the battles of the LORD, and evil is not found in you throughout your days. Yet a man has risen to pursue you and seek your life, but the life of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of the living with the LORD your God, and the lives of your enemies He shall sling out, as from the pocket of a sling.

Our reputations are so very important. They are our witness when our character, decisions and motives are in question. In this passage Abigail's husband, Nabal, had accused David's men of lying and basically being beggars. Abigail knew that David had fought for the Lord and was a good man. During this time Saul had been searching for David to end his life. I'm sure there were many things that were being said about David. But Abigail knew David's character. She knew, based on his reputation, that David trusted in God and had been protecting her people. His reputation caused her to trust him and that trust kept David from slaying her household.

When I am frustrated or angry with someone's motives am I accusing them of something that is contrary to their reputation? This passage is teaching me to look at the reputation or character of a person before I question their motives or judge their decisions.
"New King James Version (NKJV)
Scripture taken from the New King James VersionĀ®. Copyright Ā© 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved."
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