One thing that most of us will agree about life is it’s unpredictability. Things can change overnight and none of us can ever predict how things will turn out tomorrow. That’s why it’s always good to remain humble and appreciate the kindness of others. An act of kindness sown has a way of multiplying into something big. The scriptural story of Nabal serves as a reminder that the greatest folly is contained in taking for granted the kindness of others. David with his men had gone out of their way to protect Nabal’s flock from raiders during their stay in the wilderness. They sowed an act of kindness and put their lives in line for a friend. It was a betrayal to the fabric of kindness that ties humanity together when Nabal acted arrogantly to David’s predicament. He did not remember David’s kindness and returned an insult to the very person who had risked his life to help him. Just like many of us would, David felt betrayed. Who sowed an act of kindness to you and you’ve conveniently chosen to ignore them? Who helped you when you are most vulnerable and you’ve never remembered to say thank you? Who covered your back from raiders and you’ve chosen to ignore their predicament? Fools destroy the very bridges that help them cross dangerous rivers. Nabal’s fate awaits those who forget the people who helped them get where they are today. We should never allow the ripples of kindness extended to us to die with us. We are conduits of spreading around any kindness received!
“If you repay good with evil, evil will never leave your house.” Proverbs 17:13 NLT
Last modified: April 16, 2020