Several lessons emerge from the story in 1 Samuel 27 as we learn from David's cloudy days and dark nights.
It’s a waste of energy to fight the inevitables of life. The attitudes you fill your mind with will shape how you respond to life, so choose godly attitudes like joy, humility, encouragement, forgiveness, and love.
While money and wealth are not evil, the love of money leads to emptiness and disaster because you’ll always strive for more.
Children learn by repetition. You have to do it over and over until it’s habit. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a lasting legacy is worth a million. Do you have any legacy stones in your life right now? If not, it’s time to create a few.
Love is like glue. In order to be effective, it must be applied. It won’t do any good if it stays in the container.
The story contained in 1 Samuel 25 is extremely practical, showing us the humanity of this great man of God and illustrating the power of a woman who knew how to use her culinary art with wisdom.
Children need the loving limits of guidelines and boundaries, that’s why discipline is so important. Discipline tells children their parents love them too much to let them rebel.