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When we hear the word nail in the bible, we think of the events of the past. And of course the first event that comes to mind is the one about Jesus. It took a large dose of faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness and love for our Savior to die for those he loved - Us. (2 Peter 1:5-7). The Son of God in all His glory and power was, at that time, human during this horrific torturing and crucifixion. (John 1:14, 1 Peter 4:1, 1 Peter 3:18 and many more) He in fact was nailed to the cross by the evidence of his apostle Thomas, who witnessed the resurrected Savior at John 20: 24-29:
But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
Another event that stands out is the brave wife of Heber referenced in Judges 4 & 5. She too had the blessings of God so that she could bring justice and safety to God’s people, even though she was a non-Israelite. This brave woman relaxed the army chief with warm milk and blankets till he became sleepy. She then took a tent nail and hammer, just as she had done many times in her trade of work, and nailed it into his skull to his death. This allowed Israel to prosper and prevail against their enemies once again. And even though Jael was a non-Israelite she was considered "blessed among women in the tent”. Judges 5:24
Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be above women in the tent.
He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.
She put her hand to the nail, and her right hand to the workmen’s hammer; and with the hammer she smote Sisera, she smote off his head, when she had pierced and stricken through his temples.
At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay down; at her feet he bowed, he fell: where he bowed, there he fell down dead.