This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Proverbs 29:11 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about how you should not let their smallness unravel you.
When I turn to the Scriptures, I recall how David ultimately responded to Nabal. One day, David sent a message to Nabal, who was a rich man who lived near the village of Carmel.
First, David opened his message by wishing Nabal peace and prosperity. Then, he went on to say that he and his men had stayed among Nabal’s shepherds, never harming any of them or stealing anything. In a sense, David was asking Nabal to reciprocate this kindness by offering his men food and water.
Yet when Nabal received David’s message, he was in a drunken stupor and referred to David and his men as a band of outlaws. Needless to say, these were fighting words to David. Therefore, David instructed his men to get their swords immediately.
However, Nabal’s wife, Abigail, soon became aware of the situation. She immediately brought David and his men what they had asked for and apologized profusely for her husband. Asking David not to pay any attention to him, she said that Nabal was a fool, just as his name suggested.
Most importantly, Abigail told David that he should not allow the situation to become a blemish on his record when the Lord made him leader of Israel. David listened to Abigail and decided to not let Nabal’s smallness unravel him.
Are you dealing with a situation that has you on the brink of unraveling? If so, release that person or situation into God’s hands and embrace these words: “A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.” Proverbs 29:11 (ESV)
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So today, don’t let their smallness unravel you.