Our message comes from the first half of [esvignore]1 Samuel 25:1-17[/esvignore]. Here we learn of Samuel’s death, and then launch into the story of David, Nabal, and Abigail. The foolish Nabal is a powerful contrast to David, but David’s response to Nabal’s foul behavior is way out of character and out of line. Our sermon concludes with four practical applications that will help us deal with temptations in our daily lives.
Our public reading was [esvignore]1 Corinthians 10:1-22[/esvignore], our benediction was [esvignore]Numbers 6:24-26[/esvignore]
Sources for the citations in this sermon are:
Edersheim, Alfred. Bible History of the Old Testament. Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 1994. Print.
Phillips, Richard D. 1 Samuel. Phillipsburg: P&R, 2012. Print.
Chantry, Walter J. David: Man of Prayer, Man of War. Edinburgh: Carlisle, PA, 2007. Print.
Blaikie, William G. Expository Lectures on the Book of First Samuel. Birmingham: Solid Ground Christian, 2005. Print.
Bunyan, John. The Pilgrims’ Progress. 3rd ed. Berryville: Hess Publications, 2011. Print.
A.W. Pink, A Life of David, Grand Rapids, MI. Baker, 1981.