The man was very wealthy, with large livestock herds and servants. His name, Nabal, the Bible tells us, means “Fool”.
David and his men were hiding nearby from King Saul and David’s men had been protecting Nabal’s sheep and men. So in return, at shearing time David sent men to Nabal asking for food, telling him how they had stolen nothing and had protected Nabal’s herds and men.
But Nabal would not listen, either to David’s men or to his own servants who verified David’s report. Instead, Nabal arrogantly insulted David.
Hearing of this, David’s anger flamed and he told his men, “Put on your swords!” Vowing vengeance, David and 400 armed men marched toward Nabal’s sheep ranch.
What would happen? (To be continued)
Coffee/tea thought: “The way of a fool is right in his own opinion, but the one who listens to advice is wise.” (Proverbs 12:15 NET)
Ref: The story is told in 1 Samuel 25
November 13th, 2017
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