301 The High Cost of Fear

“Abigail lost no time. She took 200 loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five dressed sheep, five (bushels) of roasted grain, 100 cakes of raisins and 200 cakes of pressed figs, and loaded them on donkeys” (1 Samuel 25:18).

Nabal was a rich man indeed if his wife could find all this already prepared in his larder at a moment’s notice. I know it was shearing time and his 3,000 sheep would need a lot of shearers to be fed, but the story says he had a feast that night and apparently didn’t notice any shortage of food because of her actions. Yet how long would this feed David’s 600 men plus their families?

Truly, if You supplied all of David’s contingent daily for several years in a situation where anyone helping them could incur the wrath of King Saul, plus You hid and protected them from Saul as well, what have we to fear of the future?

I can see, dear Father, that fear prevents us from living a joyful, exciting life, constantly amazed at Your love and goodness to us. Help me to remember that any fear that contradicts Your promises is not from You. It blocks all that You long to give me and to entertain it is sinful and abhorrent in Your sight.

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