The glory of womanhood
1 Cor 11:7-8 the woman is the glory of man
Glory (doxa) – a revelation of what’s on the inside! – what makes us the BEST of who we are
Gen 2:21-22 The LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man…
THE FUNCTION OF RIBS IS TO PROTECT THE VITAL ORGANS OF THE BODY, MOST ESPECIALLY THE HEART. THEY ALSO HAVE A
CLOSE-UP VIEW OF THE HEART, AND ARE MADE TO COVER THAT SAME HEART.
A WOMAN’S STRENGTH IS BEST SEEN WHEN HER EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY TO SEE AND DISCERN THE HEART IS USED TO REVEAL
AND CALL OUT THE BEST OF WHAT’S IN THERE, WHILE PROTECTING AND COVERING THE WORST OF IT.
1 Sam 25 Abigail…
1-14 David’s rage and childishness
Although David’s honor prevented Him from taking Saul’s life, being disrespected by someone inferior to
him was more than his pride/ weak heart could handle
DAVID’S HEART WAS WOUNDED, SO HIS RESPONSE WAS TO PROTECT HIS OWN HONOR
15-22 Abigail saves the day
ABIGAIL ASSUMED THE POSTURE OF A SERVANT…BECAUSE SHE ALREADY KNEW SHE WAS A QUEEN.
23-31 Abigail disarms David
ABIGAIL DISARMED DAVID BY APPEALING TO THE BEST OF WHAT WAS TRULY IN HIS HEART
32-38 She gets David!