Thursday, April 22, 2010
She is fine - oh yeah, She is fine - oh yeah, She is mighty mighty mighty mighty fine...
Word reached David that the old man Nabal had croaked.
He was so sad.
39 "When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Praise the Lord, who has avenged the insult I received from Nabal and has kept me from doing it myself. Nabal has received the punishment for his sin.”
OK. Maybe not!
After a long time of pondering and considering and consulting and praying about it...
"Then David sent messengers to Abigail to ask her to become his wife."
There is no pause in the text between these two events. Its like, "David - Nabal died." "Praise the Lord, go ask Abigail if she will marry me."
Just as surprising as his quick decision was her quick response.
40 "When the messengers arrived at Carmel, they told Abigail, “David has sent us to take you back to marry him.”
41 She bowed low to the ground and responded, “I, your servant, would be happy to marry David. I would even be willing to become a slave, washing the feet of his servants!” 42 Quickly getting ready, she took along five of her servant girls as attendants, mounted her donkey, and went with David’s messengers. And so she became his wife."
Wow! Can you spell c-h-e-m-i-s-t-r-y !!!
Now it wasn't all so romantic. She was David's second wife. Then he quickly picked up wife number three.
43 "David also married Ahinoam from Jezreel, making both of them his wives."
Then he lost wife number one.
44 "Saul, meanwhile, had given his daughter Michal, David’s wife, to a man from Gallim named Palti son of Laish."
She would later become one of 6 wives, and sharing him with at least 10 concubines. So the story has a definate hollywood pattern to it.
Sizzling attraction and hot romance to start with.
Not so great in the end...