Interesting But Obscure People of the Bible Series, #5: Nabal
Most people have heard of Abraham, David, Paul and Peter; there are many many more we can learn about in the Bible's sixty-six books that cover so many years of history. Here are a few more and not all of them are saints like this one:
Nabal was a man of great wealth who was a despicable greedy man. There was a time when David and his men were in the field protecting the flocks of Nabal and it was customary for the owners of the flocks to pay for their service with food and drink. Therefore, David sent men to Nabal requesting provisions. But Nabal was a surly and disagreeable he said, 'Who is David that I should give him anything?'
Well, when David got THAT message he and his men mounted up to go to battle! But Nabal's wife, Abigail, heard that her household would soon be under attack and quickly loaded up and delivered the provisions asking David for forgiveness.
David's attack was halted ... but Nabal ... when he heard what almost came down on him ... died of a stroke!
v38 "And it came to pass about ten days after
[Nabal heard that Abigail had saved the household],
that the Lord smote Nabal, that he died."
Read more here: 1 Samuel 25:1-38
Titus 2:13; 1Thessalonians 5:17; Matthew 6:7
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2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
Matthew 13:43; John 4:14, 5:24; 1 John 5:11
Isaiah 26:3; Philippines 4:6
7-8-21-21, Israel has only 8000 square miles of land - the Muslims have 5 million. Yet, they also want the Jews land. Of all the nations of the world, the Lord chose the descendants of Jacob [Jews], not Ishmael [Muslims], to be His covenant people - the descendants of Abraham and wife Sarah. (Genesis 17:19-21; Malachi 1:1–5).
✝️ 6-8-20, Jesus is God; He came to save sinners. “For He [Jesus] Whom God sent speaks the words of God: The Father loves the Son & has given all things into His hand. He that believs on the Son hath everlasting life & they that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on them.” John 3:34-36
✝️ 6-7-20, The Lord □ Jesus spoke from the cross first of forgiveness, salvation then of His Mother's care into John's hands. He spoke of being forsaken & then triumph as His task as human was complete shedding His perfect blood for the forgiveness of sins to all who repent believing in Him. His body was thirsty. And last of His reunion with the Father. Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:34, 43, 46; John 19:26-28, 30; Mark 15:34
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
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