Go Home in Peace

Then David accepted what she had brought him and said, “Go home in peace. See I have heard what you said and have granted your request.” 1 Samuel 25:35 HCSB

Have you ever faced a challenging situation and felt total relief when the situation was resolved and everything was okay? There have been times when I have had to talk to an employee that I supervised about an issue that needed to be resolved and changes that needed to be made. There seemed to be tension in the air that could be cut with a knife. I was nervous and searched for just the right words to say. I am sure the person felt even more uneasy. I felt relief when our talk was finished and thought, “I am glad that is over.”

I am sure that Abigail felt that same tension as she approached David. What a relief she must have felt when David said, “Go home in peace.” David granted her request and accepted her gifts. She did not have to worry about David and his men attacking Nabal, his family, and his men. Those words must have calmed her fears.

Challenge: When we come to Jesus with all of our sin, it is comforting to hear Him say, “You are forgiven, my child. I have already paid the price for your sins. Go home in peace.” We will be home and no longer have to worry about facing the penalty for our sins. Thank God for the forgiveness of sin and for the peace that you experience because you are a Christ follower. Listen to the song “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again” by Danny Gokey on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azYK8I2uoog

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