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    Friday, 28 July 2017

    CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE July 29, 2017— THE MEAN NABAL

    LIVING WATER - CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

    Saturday, July 29, 2017

    TOPIC: THE MEAN NABAL



    READ: 1 Samuel 25:2-12
    MEMORISE: Nabal answered David's men, 'Who is this David? Who is this son of Jesse? Many servants are breaking away from their masters these days. (1 Samuel 25:10)
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    You stand to suffer avoidable troubles when you become stingy with anything God has blessed you with.
    David had been so kind to Nabal's men and his properties. David later was in serious need, hence his call to Nabal for assistance. After all, one good turn another.
    Surprisingly, the mean Nabal did not only refuse to help, he also sent unkind words to him. What an ingrate! It was an ample chance for Nabal to get his name written in gold, in David's book, but he wasted the chance. Here was a man who single-handedly possessed 3,000 sheep and 1,000 goats! Taking few of these couldn't have made him poor. Even the entreaty and action of his wife, Abigail, didn't deter him from that selfish disposition. He ended up paying dearly with his life, leaving his treasured and hoarded properties to other people (Proverbs 11:24).

    Any lesson from the story? You have nothing that God has not given to you. Why hoarding the money, food, intellect, ideas, innovations, knowledge, etc.? Had it been Nabal had blessed David with his request for assistance, Nabal's untimely death could have been averted. He who chooses to be stingy discovers, sometimes too late, that he is the fool (Proverbs 11:24ff).
    The Yoruba sages believe that you can't be stingy and be honourable at the same time. Do away with stinginess. Only open-handedness pays.

    PRAYER POINTS
    1. I refuse to follow the footsteps of Nabal, in Jesus' name.
    2. Lord, give me a truly compassionate heart, and open my eyes and heart of compassion to the plights of the helpless around me.
    3. Lord, make our churches true places of succour to the hurting.

    EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Leviticus 26-27; Numbers 1
    Good morning and happy weekend.
    Every long overdue blessings shall be released for us today, in Jesus name Amen.
    Repent and be converted, for the kingdom of God is at hand.

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