Cornerstone Baptist Church, 455 Hands Mill
Hwy, Rock Hill, SC 29732
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Pastor Ron Roddey
"Heart of Stone"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Sunday Evening, October 24, 2021
1st Samuel Chapter 25
25:1 And Samuel died; and all
the Israelites were gathered together, and lamented him, and buried him in
his house at Ramah. And David arose, and went down to the wilderness of
25:2 And there was a man in Maon, whose possessions were in Carmel; and the
man was very great, and he had three thousand sheep, and a thousand goats:
and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel.
25:3 Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail:
and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance:
but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of
25:4 And David heard in the wilderness that Nabal did shear his sheep.
25:5 And David sent out ten young men, and David said unto the young men,
Get you up to Carmel, and go to Nabal, and greet him in my name:
25:6 And thus shall ye say to him that liveth in prosperity, Peace be both
to thee, and peace be to thine house, and peace be unto all that thou hast.
25:7 And now I have heard that thou hast shearers: now thy shepherds which
were with us, we hurt them not, neither was there ought missing unto them,
all the while they were in Carmel.
25:8 Ask thy young men, and they will show thee. Wherefore let the young men
find favor in thine eyes: for we come in a good day: give, I pray thee,
whatsoever cometh to thine hand unto thy servants, and to thy son David.
25:9 And when David's young men came, they spake to Nabal according to all
those words in the name of David, and ceased.
25:10 And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who
is the son of Jesse? there be many servants now a days that break away every
man from his master.
25:11 Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my flesh that I have
killed for my shearers, and give it unto men, whom I know not whence they
25:12 So David's young men turned their way, and went again, and came and
told him all those sayings.
25:13 And David said unto his men, Gird ye on every man his sword. And they
girded on every man his sword; and David also girded on his sword: and there
went up after David about four hundred men; and two hundred abode by the
25:14 But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal's wife, saying, Behold,
David sent messengers out of the wilderness to salute our master; and he
railed on them.
25:15 But the men were very good unto us, and we were not hurt, neither
missed we any thing, as long as we were conversant with them, when we were
in the fields:
25:16 They were a wall unto us both by night and day, all the while we were
with them keeping the sheep.
25:17 Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is
determined against our master, and against all his household: for he is such
a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him.
25:18 Then Abigail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles
of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched corn,
and an hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid
them on asses.
25:19 And she said unto her servants, Go on before me; behold, I come after
you. But she told not her husband Nabal.
25:20 And it was so, as she rode on the ass, that she came down by the
covert on the hill, and, behold, David and his men came down against her;
and she met them.
25:21 Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow
hath in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that pertained
unto him: and he hath requited me evil for good.
25:22 So and more also do God unto the enemies of David, if I leave of all
that pertain to him by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.
25:23 And when Abigail saw David, she hasted, and lighted off the ass, and
fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,
25:24 And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me let this
iniquity be: and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine audience,
and hear the words of thine handmaid.
25:25 Let not my lord, I pray thee, regard this man of Belial, even Nabal:
for as his name is, so is he; Nabal is his name, and folly is with him: but
I thine handmaid saw not the young men of my lord, whom thou didst send.
25:26 Now therefore, my lord, as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth,
seeing the LORD hath withholden thee from coming to shed blood, and from
avenging thyself with thine own hand, now let thine enemies, and they that
seek evil to my lord, be as Nabal.
25:27 And now this blessing which thine handmaid hath brought unto my lord,
let it even be given unto the young men that follow my lord.
25:28 I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thine handmaid: for the LORD will
certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth the battles of
the LORD, and evil hath not been found in thee all thy days.
25:29 Yet a man is risen to pursue thee, and to seek thy soul: but the soul
of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with the LORD thy God; and
the souls of thine enemies, them shall he sling out, as out of the middle of
25:30 And it shall come to pass, when the LORD shall have done to my lord
according to all the good that he hath spoken concerning thee, and shall
have appointed thee ruler over Israel;
25:31 That this shall be no grief unto thee, nor offense of heart unto my
lord, either that thou hast shed blood causeless, or that my lord hath
avenged himself: but when the LORD shall have dealt well with my lord, then
remember thine handmaid.
25:32 And David said to Abigail, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which
sent thee this day to meet me:
25:33 And blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou, which hast kept me
this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with mine own
25:34 For in very deed, as the LORD God of Israel liveth, which hath kept me
back from hurting thee, except thou hadst hasted and come to meet me, surely
there had not been left unto Nabal by the morning light any that pisseth
against the wall.
25:35 So David received of her hand that which she had brought him, and said
unto her, Go up in peace to thine house; see, I have hearkened to thy voice,
and have accepted thy person.
25:36 And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house,
like the feast of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was
very drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the
25:37 But it came to pass in the morning, when the wine was gone out of
Nabal, and his wife had told him these things, that his heart died within
him, and he became as a stone.
25:38 And it came to pass about ten days after, that the LORD smote Nabal,
that he died.
25:39 And when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed be the
LORD, that hath pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and
hath kept his servant from evil: for the LORD hath returned the wickedness
of Nabal upon his own head. And David sent and communed with Abigail, to
take her to him to wife.
25:40 And when the servants of David were come to Abigail to Carmel, they
spake unto her, saying, David sent us unto thee, to take thee to him to
25:41 And she arose, and bowed herself on her face to the earth, and said,
Behold, let thine handmaid be a servant to wash the feet of the servants of
25:42 And Abigail hasted, and arose and rode upon an ass, with five damsels
of hers that went after her; and she went after the messengers of David, and
became his wife.
25:43 David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel; and they were also both of them
25:44 But Saul had given Michal his daughter, David's wife, to Phalti the
son of Laish, which was of Gallim.
Go ye therefore, and teach
all nations, baptizing them in
the name of the Father, and of
the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
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