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23 October 19

David did not remove Nabal. God did. But note this: Abigail was married to a drunkard and a fool, and had saved him (without his knowledge) but she did report to him what she had done. Not when he was drunk, but (probably) hungover. She did not leave what she had done a secret, nor […]

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22 October 19

One’s name, in ancient times, could be used against you or describe you. I am not sure what led the mother of Nabal to call him “fool” — for that is what it means — no more than I understand those who call their children unique names that tell those who hear them more about […]

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21 October 19.

The Calebites were the descendants of Caleb — the only man of the generation of the generation who saw the plagues of Egypt with their own eyes and stood before the mountain when Moses got the law but Joshua to enter the land of Canaan and gain an inheritance. Caleb means dog, and the implication […]