Thursday, July 5
Today's reading: 1 Samuel 25:1-44
Today is our third and final day looking at 1 Samuel 25, and our focus is now on David. We see something a little different than what we're accustomed to for this chosen man of God. David has been greatly insulted by Nabal, and his immediate response is anger and indignation. So much so that he gathers together his men to repay Nabal for his mistreatment with the intent of wiping out his entire household. Thankfully, his anger doesn't blind him enough to stop him from receiving and then listening to Abigail (a woman in a male dominated culture). And, he not only listens to Abigail, he changes his mind about getting revenge on Nabal, and then thanks God for sending this incredibly wise woman whose words stopped him from killing many innocent people.
What was the most important thing you noticed or learned from David in this passage? What does this passage show us about the danger of unchecked anger? Tami
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