We are reading the story of David, Nabal and Abigail this week. We are really digging in. Yesterday, we talked about the setting. You can click here, if you missed it.
Read 1 Samuel 25:2-3.
Nabal’s name means “fool.” We will see that Nabal’s name fits him perfectly. He’s going to act very foolishly toward David.
Read 1 Samuel 25:4-8.
David heard that Nabal was sheering his sheep. Feast Day was a special day of celebrating after all the sheep had been sheared. The owner was overjoyed at the abundance of wool he could now sell.
What reason did David give for asking for some food during the feast?
Read 1 Samuel 25:9-11.
How did Nabal respond?
Did he give David and his men some food?
You can be sure that news of David and Goliath had spread. You can also be sure that Nabal had heard about how Samuel had anointed David as the next King of Israel. (1 Samuel 16:13) The first part of the chapter we are reading this week hints at this. It says that Samuel had died and Israel gathered together and lamented or mourned for him. (1 Samuel 25:1) Samuel was the last judge of Israel. Nabal knew all about him and about David.
Why do you think Nabal responded the way he did?
Read 1 Samuel 25:12-13.
How did David respond?
Let’s see what happens on Thursday. (I don’t post on Wednesday since we are a church.)