Saturday, November 14, 2009

David Lost Control

1 Samuel 25:2-44

The Story
When David's men returned to him and told him Nabal's refusal to his request (12-13), He was very angry.

And he prepared 400 men to go after him!!!

Nabal's response should not have surprised David.

He was hard to get along with.

He had a bad attitude.

He was a rich man but he was very selfish.

"Nabal" mean "fool". So David was meeting a man who lived up to his name.

But David responded to Nabal by going off in a blind rage to get even with him was something uncalled for.

Anger will make us do something pretty stupid.

We may not always be able to control what others can and will do to us.

But we can control ourselves in what we can and will do to others.

David in his haste and anger lost control.


  1. Hi,

    Nice article today. Angry leads us to do stupid things. Really a thoughtful write. Keep up the good work


  2. The Nabal passage reminds me that there are good ways, and bad ways, to respond to people. Nabal definitely did not respond well to David and his men, to his eventual detriment.