God, tell me a story about…a woman
“So, let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up”
Galatians 6: 9
Read 1 Samuel 25: 2-42
1 – In today’s story we met three people: Nabal, Abigail and David. Quickly describe each of them with a couple words.
2 – Our story begins by telling us that David had been kind towards Nabal’s shepherds. How does Nabal respond to David’s kindness?
3 – Have you ever been kind to someone but they were mean to you in return? If so, how did it make you feel?
4 – Well, Nabal’s response made David angry and David decides that Nabal should be punished. How does Abigail react when she finds out? What does she do?
5- Was Abigail’s response to this situation wise or foolish? Why?
6- When we make wise choices, or act wisely, like Abigail did, we are showing God that we love Him. At the end of the story, who does God reward? Nabal or Abigail?
7- Has someone ever been unkind to you. How did you respond?
8- There are many situations, every day, where we have to make a choice between acting wisely and acting foolishly. Can you be like Abigail? Can you act wisely? What would you do if…
- you spilled your milk
- your friend spilled their milk
- you fall off your bike
- you hear someone teasing your friend
- someone pushes you off your chair
- your parents tell you it’s time for bed
This week’s challenge
Role Play – Sit down with your family and write out different situations like those listed in the question above. Then take turns acting out what the foolish response would be and what the wise response would be.