April 13, 1 Samuel 25:2-13
This is simply a friendly request and it’s sort of in line with the Mosaic law. When David and his troops were in the wilderness they provided a certain amount of protection for the shepherds and flocks so it’s reasonable that they could ask for a part of the return. David doesn’t ask for a specific amount and Nabal had a surplus. The text says 3000 sheep an 1000 goats. David has about 600 men, Nabal could have given 200 pounds of meat and some wool without any problem. We’re taught in several places that a worker should be paid something for his labors. But Nabal was greedy and threw insults at David. Perhaps it would have been different had he simply said no but he added an insult implying that David was Saul’s rebellious servant who ran away. He was wrong to deny the request and more wrong to add the insult.
Today's workout, 30 intervals cardio. Squat, step over, climber, windmill, jump rope.