In response, David too acts rashly. He is immediately incensed at Nabal's refusal and has his men take up their swords with the intent of marching to Carmel and slaying all of Nabal's men. The record does not show that David stopped to pray or to consult anyone about the appropriate response. No, David sets out to take vengeance against not just Nabal but all the men belonging with Nabal.
For Reflection: Do I consult others before I make important decisions? Do I ask God for wisdom? Have I taken vengeance into my own hands?
Let us pray. Jesus, you are the seat of all wisdom. You know everything. You know people's hearts, including the hearts of those who have harmed me. It was not right for me to take vengeance into my own hands. I repent of doing that. I ask your forgiveness and the forgiveness of those whom I hurt.