David had protected Nabal. When David sent men to ask for an offering from Nabal, but Nabal’s replied was not what David had expected or even for that matter deserved. “Then Nabal answered David’s servants, and said, “Who is David, and who is the son of Jesse? There are many servants nowadays who break away each one from his master. “Shall I then take my bread and my water and my meat that I have killed for my shearers, and give it to men when I do not know where they are from?” 1 Samuel 24:10,11
Was David justified in being upset at the answer from Nabal,
to the point of taking four hundred men and wanting to kill him? Why did David want to take matters into his own hands? Had David forgotten what one stone in a sling shot directed by G-D could do to a giant.
Just a thought… when people do us wrong, when the Nabals of our life come our way do we gather our army of four hundred men and go after them, or do we remember the faithfulness of our G-D and place our hurt feeling into His hands?
We may not always find mercy and grace in man. David would eventually pen these words about our L-RD and G-D in Psalms 145:8 “The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy.”
We will all have from time to time a Nabal but for the children of G-D all we need to do is remember He is “able.” ( by the way do you know what Nabal means? “Fool”)