For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you according to the riches
A form of godliness, but denying the power thereof… (2 Tim 3:5) Paul predicts that perilous times will come when “men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able. (1 Cor 3:2) The church in Corinth
“Foolish, a descendant of Caleb who dwelt at Maon (1 Sam. 25),” “the modern Main, 7 miles south-east of Hebron. He was “very” “great, and he had 3,000 sheep and 1,000 goats…but the man was” “churlish and evil in his doings.” During his wanderings David” “came into that district, and hearing that Nabal was about to” “shear his sheep, he sent ten of his young men to ask “whatsoever” “cometh unto thy hand for thy servants.” Nabal insultingly” “resented the demand, saying, “Who is David, and who is the son” “of Jesse?” (1 Sam. 25:10, 11). One of the shepherds that stood” “by and saw the reception David’s messengers had met with,” “informed Abigail, Nabal’s wife, who at once realized the danger” that threatened her household. She forthwith proceeded to the “camp of David, bringing with her ample stores of provisions” (25:18). She so courteously and persuasively pled her cause that “David’s anger was appeased, and he said to her, “Blessed be the” “Lord God of Israel which sent thee this day to meet me.” “On her return she found her husband incapable from drunkenness “of understanding the state of matters, and not till the” following day did she explain to him what had happened. He was stunned by a sense of the danger to which his conduct had “exposed him. “His heart died within him, and he became as a” “stone.” and about ten days after “the Lord smote Nabal that he” “died” (1 Sam. 25:37, 38). Not long after David married Abigail” (q.v.).
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