David faced a moment of anger toward Nabal. He sought to kill this man. God sends Abigail with a word of wisdom. She hurried to keep David in his calling. He listened in humility. The end of the matter was better due to blessed advice. Ecclesiastes 7:8-9; 1 Samuel 25:1-35

Speaker: Thomas Schaller
Sermon: 12593
11:00 AM on 10/8/2023

P. Schaller –

Morning. Isn’t that a joy to sing and worship with those words. Isn’t it amazing? I love it. So good. We have a
special morning. We just want to celebrate the fact that we had a pastor’s retreat up in
Pennsylvania and the prayers and the Body have been answered. I’m sure just by the oneness
we had. The joy we had and maybe if you were a pastor and you attended that, would you just
stand up. If you were there, up there in the Poconos. Okay. Yeah. There we go. We had a good
time. Yeah. Thank you.

We also have some guests here from Finland. Also from Chile. Tonight, P. Diaz is going to share
the Word. The pastor in Raga Chile. Also, P. Kimo’s going to give greetings. We also have a Free
Grace Alliance conference Monday and Tuesday. I think it is Wednesday morning. Tuesday
night, I get to speak there, so I wanted to let you know that just so if you want to attend, you
are welcome. They called me or I called them. We talked, and they said yes, if people would like
to come. So, you can check at – we’ll give you that info. If you are interested, just get in touch
with us.

We also have the state police with us here this morning for good reason. For good reason this
time. Yeah. You know, this time is for good reason. It is Faith and Blue weekend across the
country where churches are honoring the jurist prudence system in our country, the court
system, the police, the state police, all agencies that help protect us and keep our society free
and healthy. So, we are a church, and we are sheep. Everybody bah like sheep! Baah! What are
sheep? What are sheep? They are not wolves. Like sheep need a shepherd. And we do really
good following our shepherd. That’s amazing.

But there is also in this dangerous world we have wolves. One time I was in Moscow, Russia and
the taxi driver that picked me up we started to talk and said, how’s life going for you? He said,
not good. I said, why? He said cuz I got to be a wolf. I have to be a wolf to survive. And I started
to get nervous! And he said, “What about you? And I said, well, I’m a sheep! And you could let
me out at the next corner!

All right. So, in our service this morning we are sheep listening to God’s Word, and also we want
to give a lot of respect to the fact that these men are in the business of serving and they are
believers. And they go it goes together. Their jobs. Professional men that are doing something
for us.

I want to make a point to you in 1 Timothy 1 and P. Barnes who is the chaplain for the Maryland
State Police is going to come up and say a few words to us, but I want you to notice here in 1
Timothy 1 that the law is good. vs. 18. What is it for? The law is not made for a righteous man. In

one sense in the context here is when we sheep, we don’t need the law. Like we have another.
We have something more than law. We have love. Love actually fulfills the law. We have
something more. We have the spirit of God in us, the mind of Christ in our hearts. We have, we
have a calling. We have something higher. So, we’re going to speak about that today, but I want
you to see what the law does. The law is given for the criminals. It’s for them, for the lawless
and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of

Question: Are there murderers out there? Are there criminals? Are there bad people? Yes, they
are. Leet’s not be naïve. Life out there can be tough. God has led these men into this profession
for our good, to protect us, to help us live a civilized life, to assemble, to pray for them, to care,
carry on, to respect the laws of our country, to live a godly life, a godly life. To love each other.
So, we are recognizing that this weekend and just thanking them for their service and realizing
that many times they’re in a place of danger. And they’re doing that for us, for the greater good
and we appreciate it. Let’s give him a hand right now. Thank you guys. Thank you. All right. So,
welcome P. Barnes. He went to Bible school here also. And I don’t want to take that from what
he wants to say, so come on up, pastor, chaplain.

Chaplain Walter Barnes –

Good morning. My name is chaplain Walter Barnes. And again thank
you for inviting the Maryland State police to be a part of this national Faith and Blue weekend
at the service today. Thank you so very much. I was assigned to the Golden Ring Barracks. I’m
assigned to the Golden Ring headquarters. Also, I service the crime lab and licensing division of
the Maryland State Police as chaplain. Also, I’m a former trooper as pastor said. I worked with
the state police over 17 years. As he said, I also was a student here at Bible college for a while.
Yeah. Was a sound word this is here. Yes.

And so, with me today is Master Trooper Hassen Johnson. He’s assigned to the Golden Ring
barracks. Master Trooper Johnson began his career with the Maryland State Police in 2006, 17
years also. Master Trooper Johnson also was assigned to the JFK Barrack. He is currently now a
member of the prestigious honor guard for the Maryland State Police. He is also a member of
the crash reconstruction team. For this is for the police, state police. Also, Master Trooper
Johnson served as a community relations trooper at the Golden Ring barrack. Here with us
today is Master Trooper Johnson.

Also with me today, we have trooper Ryan Steward from the Maryland State Police. Trooper
Steward is married to a beautiful wife, Katie, since June of 2022. Recently, not too long ago,
they just purchased a home in Cecil Country. Was it in Cecil County? They have two dogs. Yeah.
Trooper Steward has been with Maryland State Police again as I said since 2002.

Prior to that, he spent seven years with the Cecil County Sheriff’s Department. And he’s worked his entire
career with the Maryland State Police. He was in College Park barrack for nine months prior to
going to Golden Ring barrack. He’s a member of the local volunteer fire department in Cecil
County also, and so right now, I’m going to have them have some, a few words of greetings to
you. Master Trooper Johnson.

Master Trooper Johnson – Good morning everybody. I wanted to first thank you guys for the
wonderful and a warm welcome. I must say that there’s nothing, nothing like serving the
awesome God that we serve. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to serve you guys as a
congregation. Also, to serve you as citizens of the state of Maryland. Okay. Also, as I mentioned
in the earlier service, I was unaware that this campus existed until two days ago. And I’m still
impressed. So impressed that I’m back here again today two days later. I’m just now getting a
chance to meet the men here today. I met some of the staff members on Friday, and they’re all
awesome. I appreciate you guys. You guys are awesome.

This is my first time here attending your service even though it’s in the work capacity, but I can
assure you that this will not be my last time here. Okay. I really enjoy the praise and worship
service that we had this morning. I enjoy it. There’s nothing like being in a church that has a
worship, praise, and worship service. And you guys are definitely hitting home runs this

So, again, I want to thank you for such a warm welcome. Thank you for having us here
for the Faith and Blue weekend. This is my first time attending here this weekend. Again, this
will not be my last time. Hopefully, I will be invited back for the Faith and Blue weekend, but
you’ll also see me again here at service. You may not recognize me cuz I’ll be in plain clothes in
the congregation and praise and worship with you as well. Thank you.

Trooper Steward – Again, just want to echo the thankfulness that we have to be here and to
meet so many of you and the great hospitality. Had no idea we had such a fantastic café next
door. That was an eye opener. That was great. But it’s been a pleasure meeting everybody that
we’ve had a chance to meet. And there’s not enough time to meet everybody unfortunately,
but it’s been, it’s been great. It’s not my first time here. I told the earlier service I actually
played high school basketball down in the gym, so it’s a visit back for me. But it’s been great,
and like Master Trooper said it’s my first time as well with the Faith and Blue. And it’s been
fantastic. So, again, thank you for welcoming us with open arms. And it’s been fantastic.

P. Barnes – Thank you, Trooper Stewart, Trooper Johnson. Greater Grace, thank you so much.
God bless you. We love you.

P. Schaller –

Isn’t that good? That was so good. That’s sweet. I want to introduce to you a
pastor who lives in Finland. These few days, we’ve had three. We have three Finnish pastors here. Tero and Kimo and Echu and they mean a lot to me these men who are men of faith, men
of God. And we have been together a long time.

Long time. So, they mean a lot, you know. I’m so thankful what they do, how they teach, how they preach, how they minister, how they care about people and so Echu was here last time 25 years ago. He decided not to come so often
that we would not wear out his welcome. No, I’m joking! Yeah, 25 years and we met it was
1987 I think. He was 16 years old. So you can do the math. He’s an old man now!

All right. So friendship in Christ. Isn’t that amazing that we are friends forever. Jonathan and
David. Huh? Isn’t that amazing? After the 9:00 service, I’m looking out on the patio, and I just
see people sitting there and they just enjoy being together. They love each other, and it was
like our pastors up in Pennsylvania, 150 men, and you couldn’t – you know, they just are like
being together and behold how good and how pleasant when brethren dwell together in unity.
There God has commanded a blessing. And I feel that about our church. I’m so thankful for it.
And I’m very thankful. Jyvaskyla is where P. Echu lives with his wife, a wonderful woman of
God, and their family and their faith and their vision. So, he’s going to just come up and give
greetings and share a word with us for a few minutes. So, welcome him.

P. Echu –

So great to see you all and greetings from our church in Jyvaskyla. Everybody in the
church are sending greetings to you. Next time, I think I will come to visit here 2045! Many
times I tried to come here, but I ended up in Texas for some reason. I don’t know why. Well, I
wanted to tell some key takeouts from the men’s leadership retreat. One thing that I was
thinking that we can finish well. When we are doing our Christian service, there might be times
that we feel that it’s time to quit or slow down. And that’s something that we should not do,
but we should finish well.

And that brought to mind Psalm 117. I will read to you. Be glad that I’m not reading 190 to you!
The love of God and the grace of God, they are fresh, and they are here and now with us. And
they will remain forever. And I think that there are times in our personal lives, in our family, in
our nation when we are facing challenging times, and in those times I think it’ good to remind
ourselves why the church is here. Why we are here. And I think that we are here to share the
gospel of grace, to minister to people. And sometimes it’s so easy to be sidetracked with so
many things and we start to think of all kinds of other things. And we might even forget that we
have all this what God has given us.

We are not here alone. God is with us always. He provides for us. He leads us. And we can trust
in him in every matter. So, I’m thankful to see you all and God bless you all. Amen.

P. Schaller –

Great. Thank you. Wow. Beautiful. Well, is that good. What precious – wow. So,
I’m going to share a profound, short message with you that we shared with the pastors up in

Pennsylvania, and it’s from 1 Samuel 25. So, turn there with me to 1 Samuel 25. Maybe you need to
change your position. How about it? You want to stand up for a moment and turn around and
greet everybody around you. Get refreshed. Tell them, tell your neighbor what you just heard
from pastor. Okay. You may be seated.

Okay. Turn with me to Ecclesiastes 7:8. This will be our key verse for our lesson. Have any of you ever
been really angry and lost your temper? Huh? Have you ever been angry with somebody in your
family, a family member? But you were quiet about it. It kind of boiled up in your heart or you
got angry with a teacher at school or how about somebody you worked with. And maybe your
anger was justifiable. Maybe they shot at you with an arrow of slander. Maybe the people we
work with or that we might live with are proud and arrogant. It might happen to you and me.
So, we have the problems on the outside that may provoke us in the flesh.

How many of you know what the flesh is? Okay. If you are in the flesh right now, would you
stand up? Oh, Mrs. Hadley! Pastor John, oh my gosh. Okay. In one sense, we are in our flesh.
We are in our bodies and that is our flesh. Then there is the other meaning and that is our sin
nature. That is an enemy of God. That is proud and reactionary, boastful, lustful. Uh, so we have
chapter 7:8. Did you understand how something ends, not how it begins. But how does it end?
Where does it go? Where, how does it end? Remember that saying on the billboards, “What
happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas.” How many airplane flights that go to Las Vegas with a
lot of excited people, and how many return better? Is what? The beginning of the trip or the
end of the trip? Which is better? Where it goes. How it ends up, right? How come you all got so
quiet suddenly? How did he know we were in Las Vegas?!!

Okay. Relationships. Where does it go? How does it begin? It’s great we hope. It’s great, but we
also hope it ends up great. How about life? How it starts. Could be a teenage dream. In my
teens and my 20s and my 30s and how great it goes, but how does my life end up, right/ So, I
need God. That’s the lesson here I think.

Vs. 8. Now, our lesson is about David. This is what we share at the pastor’s retreat and it’s in 1
Samuel 25. David and his men were about 400 men. I’m going to paraphrase it for you. Break it
down really simple that David and his 400 men were – he was not yet king. He is still young.
They have been in a cave with men. They were in distress and in debt and discontented men
came to David as he was in the cave writing psalms, worshipping God, knowing God in a
personal way. David is a man of God, but he’s young. Men have gathered to be with him,
because when you are godly, people are attracted to you. When you are godly, people are
attracted to your joy, your kindness, your silence, your purpose, your sense of direction. When
you are godly, you walk with God, and this happened with David. And I hope it is happening
with you in some measure for all of us.

So, I’m going to draw a picture of David. I still stayed up all night practicing. What do you
think?!! Oh yeah! One of the state troopers who was here in the 9:00 service said, wow! You
are an artist. I love the pictures!

Okay, so here is David. We’re joking. Okay. Okay. And his men are protecting a landowner,
sheep herder, a wealthy man with 3,000 sheep, a thousand goats. David and his men are
somehow like they present to help them, protect them, and when the festival time comes,
David sends a message to the owner and saying it’s festival time, and anything you want to give
to us, we’ll take it. and the man countered and said, who is David? That’s chapter 25:10.

Nabal answered David’s servants and said, who is David? Who is the son of Jesse? It’s like he is
a nobody. I don’t know who he is. There are many servants nowadays that break away every
man from his master. Maybe Nabal had heard that David is running from Saul, broke away from
Saul. There was another message there. In Nabal’s mind, he had no respect for David. David
reacted and he said to his men, put on your swords, vs. 13. So, we have an attitude. We have an
attitude of making things right or an attitude of some kind of revenge or somehow he’s
offended. Somehow he’s after this thing that in his mind is wrong. In David’s mind, it is wrong.
But who he’s dealing with is an evil man. It’s in chapter 25:3.

Two words. He’s churlish which is like old English, isn’t it? We don’t even know. We’ve never
used that. When was the last time you told somebody you are churlish? It means that the
Hebrew word is cruel, grievous, hard, heavy, impudent, obstinate, prevailed, rough, sorrowful,
stiffnecked, stubborn, in trouble. General definition. The context we understand this guy is not
a good guy. He’s an evil man, and sometimes we react to the evil that is in the world around us.
And we might say it is justifiable and not only could it be from a bad person, but it could also
come from a good person who’s having a bad day. Maybe even our family member. Maybe our
wife or in the church.

When we shared this message, one of the pastors in the meeting started to cry. He started
weeping, and he talked to me after. He said that message hit me, because I have a problem at
the church with a woman teaching Sunday School. And I reacted in anger. It’s not good. I just
reacted to her. And I said, yeah. I understand. I’m happy if the message helped, because David
is going to go do business. It’s almost like on this level right here. Like this level I’ve got a

I’m moving in this level, but I have to realize that there’s more in my life than this thing. There’s
more. There’s God in our life. God is in our life, and we have to choose our battles. And if you
choose this one, it might not go well. It might get more difficult. It might be more, and this is the story of our lives, because we’ve all done it. We’ve all kind of gotten into the horizontal life
in such a way that it leads us and moves us, and we find ourselves trapped. We’re in something
more. We never thought it would end up like this. I didn’t know and I don’t really want to – it’s
just a general statement. I don’t know how it applies to you, but I know generally like as human
beings all of us have this in our lives.

We can be so reactionary. We can say such bad things. We can hate somebody. We can try to do business with it, try to make it right, and this is what David was thinking. He goes, it is wrong. I want to make it right. It’s wrong. I would like to make it right. And so he does this.

Here’s the lesson. Abigail gets wind of it. It’s chapter 25:14. One of the young men told Abigail,
Nabal’s wife. Now, here’s a little lesson about Abigail. What kind of husband does she have?
Churlish. Churlish husband. Evil husband. But does that husband make Abigail evil? Imagine.
Abigail is a godly woman, discerning and wise. And she’s married to an evil man, but the evil
man doesn’t make her an evil woman. There we go. That’s a good thought, isn’t it? And like we
need to realize that we walk with God, and the world we live in is not going to make us evil,
because we walk with God. And there are people like that in your life. They are godly people
and God sends them to you.

Watch. Here’s our picture. And Abigail has beautiful hair and a very pretty dress (drawing). And
she comes to David to intercept. She comes as a counselor. She comes into his life and she’s
going to help him. And she’s a woman and she is a good woman and she’s a wise woman. And
God sent her, and she talked to David. And the story is there in the text, vs. 14. He tells her and
look at what she does just to shorten my message. And I hope you can follow it with me to hit
the main point here. Abigail made haste. Vs. 18. Abigail was quick. She already knew what was
going on. She made haste. She didn’t even have to take counsel.

She had it already in her heart. She knew what to do. I got to go out to David. I got to stop him. I’m going to bring the raisins and the fruit and the wine and the meat. I’m going to go and I’m going to apologize that I failed
David and that my husband is nuts. Don’t bother with him. Don’t bother with him. Don’t come
down to his level. Let it go. You David, you have a high calling. You have something more in
your life. You got something God has called you to fight God’s battles and this is not your battle.
And she did that. She told him that and he heard her.

Listen to this. Humility is able to hear counsel. And humility is a big part of your life. Your new
life is characterized by your ability to hear maybe something different from what is in your
heart. Maybe something that is in your heart you’re going to go deal with this thing, but
humility says to, you know, God. God, if you’re sending this person and I’m here hearing them,
then I’m going to turn around. I’m not going that way cuz I hear you. Hold your horses. Hold it.
That’s the lesson. What a good one.

There are times in the Bible when God will use a woman to tell you God’s mind, and of course
it’s not really an issue of men and women. It’s a matter of God. Who does God use to speak to
you? Does God speak through – Psalm 8 says even children. Psalm 8 says out of the mouth of
babes he has perfected strength. That a child could tell you God’s mind. Are you humble
enough to hear what God is saying to you and me in the course of our lives? That’s why church
is so important in our life, because it is here where maybe I will hear something that will help
govern my life and lead me in the way that I should go. And that I will learn to hear and
embrace it. It’s called the engrafted Word in James 2.

So, a godly man is blessed because he meditates on the Word of God day and night. And there’s
so much to hear from our Bible. And we are in a church by God’s grace and in a ministry where
the Bible is open, and we are hearing what the Lord has to say to us. Has your life ever been
intercepted by God and his counsel? One person in the back at least! There’s one. Okay. Has
your – let me repeat it and give you a chance to say it to your neighbor. Have you ever had your
life intercepted by somebody like Abigail or in the ministry of Christ with his disciples when he’s
leading them and teaching them and they could go their way, but he would just kind of we’re
going to Jerusalem. And they go, no, Lord.

Don’t go there. And he goes, no, Peter. Now, he didn’t use the word “Peter” by the way. What did he say? No, Satan. Get behind me, Satan, didn’t he? But it was Peter. Peter could – no, Lord. My name’s Peter, not Satan. And Jesus says
at the moment, it’s Satan. Okay? It’s not on your birth certificate, but it is in my mouth. Okay?
That’s an example of being led by bad counsel, being led in what you feel you should do, and
you and I should do – by the way, the proverb says a fool is led by his own heart. There is a way
that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof is death. And you know a thing by how it ends
not how it begins. Christ is on the cross, but how’s he end up? On a throne. Our lives are hard
to figure out, but I’m just giving a lesson for all of us. And that is that we pray that the Lord
would send an Abigail at times when I’m running wrong. When I’m running wrong and help me
to have the humility to hear her and make a decision and turn back and fight the battles of the

Look at chapter 25, and we’ll finish. She said – it’s 18-21. David said surely in vain have I kept all.
No, he’s still angry. Let’s see. She saw him in vs. 23. Fell at his feet, vs. 24. Apologized and she
begged him. And then where do we have it? vs. 32. I want to ask the men here today in the
church if your wife told you to do something, would you do it? It is hilarious. Yeah. We were,
yes. If it’s God’s mind. Yes, I would obey. I would follow my wife. We would be together. Yes, if
it was. On the other hand, can I lead my wife? Can I lead my wife? My wife and I have this thing.
She goes, you know, if you left the church, I would not. And you told me to stop going to the
church, I would not obey you.

I would obey you in every way possible, but you cannot tell me to leave the church. I will go to the church. And I said, I would let you go if you would make me my
favorite Sunday dinner. I would let you go if you would – no. I’m talking from experience and
not my marriage. Not my marriage in particular. But I don’t think that’s right that a man would
forbid his wife to go to church. I don’t understand that. I have a conscience. I have to stand
before God with my conscience without my wife and if I’m a woman, then without my
husband. I have a conscience before God. How can I overreach that? Tyrants do that. I cannot
do that.

The woman should say, no, honey. I need to go to church. I’ll be a happier wife if you
let me go to church. And by the way, I think you should go with me. And we could have it and I
would like you to get saved. I’d like you to know Jesus. I’d like you if you are saved, I’d like you
to walk close to Jesus. Let’s go to church. We can sit together and hold hands. If you want to
have dinner, lunch together afterwards. Have a good life together. Come on. Come on. Like he’s
insecure or troubled or whatever it is. I’m trying to say that it’s not always clear. Thing are not
always right and wrong.

I want to put in here something very good, a very good point. The man, the man has to learn
other words than right and wrong in marriage. And in our church life, you cannot go around in
the church saying you are right. You are wrong. You are right. You are wrong. No, we don’t use
– yeah, life is deeper than that. What is it? Relationship. You don’t go around saying what is
right and wrong. What do you do? You have patience. Okay. You have love. You have
meekness. Marriages are not about right and wrong.

You take a shower like I’m talking about. You take a shower. Just everyday life. You throw the
towel on the floor. Well, your wife says you hang up the towel, please. Like don’t do that. That’s
wrong. Does she say that? That’s wrong. What are you – did you grow up in a barn or
something? Hey! You don’t throw the towel on the floor. Well, I do. In my world I throw it on
the floor. Okay. Right and wrong. What’s the relationship? It’s love, patience, kindness,
forbearance. If you want the towel hung up, no problem. I understand. I think it’s even better
that the towel is hanging up. Right? That’s right.
Somebody in the back said, that’s right! Okay. Right and wrong. You have to shift to other
words and learn other words when your wife does something wrong. You have to realize okay.
That’s in my mind. It is wrong and it really is wrong, but then I want to have a relationship with
her. So, I listen to her. I understand her. I say maybe you’re having a hard time. I want to be
there to support you. I love you. I pray for you. I encourage you. Wow. What a great life we
have. I am so thankful.

See. Different words. Right and wrong is like where do we go with that? I am right. You are
wrong. I said the other day – this really happened. One lady, I was in the church, and she told
me I got divorced because of the toilet seat conflict in our house. My wife said the toilet seat is

to be up and I said it’s to be down. Really. That ruined your marriage? I don’t think so. I think
this did. That you couldn’t get beyond right and wrong and be patient and kind and forbear and
longsuffering. I mean is it really a problem for a guy to put it down or up or whatever way. Put
the whole thing down. Why don’t you just go out and go in the backyard and use the bush in
the backyard, you know. What is this craziness that David is going to go kill Nabal and Abigail
comes out and she said, time out. You have a higher dignity, a higher calling. You are anointed
to be king one day.
And don’t let this small potatoes hijack you from your calling and what you are called to do. You
are a great man, David. She’s saying to him you are a great man. So, let’s take the lesson. I don’t
know how it applies to you and me exactly, but I just say that the new words will help us, and
they are many times said in our New Testament. Paul is many times saying patience. You could
count them. He’s many times teaching us what love is. Many times about meekness and
And if we can learn those words, relate to our enemies and people around us and fight the real
battles. Lead others in the faith. Help others find Jesus. Help others find the joy of our faith.
Have patience with joy. That’s what changed the pagan world. The Roman Empire had
paganism. The temples started to empty because paganism doesn’t have a rational theology.
They don’t have things that you can actually build your life on. They don’t have the reality that
God gives to us, because he wants to make us higher than our enemies, greater than our sin,
greater than our fear, greater than our small-mindedness. But we do need help to get there.
And Abigail can help us.

Some of you single guys say, yeah. I’ve been waiting for Abigail to show up in my life for a long
time. Where is she? And I say just keep going to this church, and you’ll probably find her. If you
walk with God, I’m not saying she’ll be here. But I’m saying if you walk with God – and by the
way, if God wants you to be single, rejoice in it. All the male married people say amen to that. If
God wants them to be single, then rejoice in that. How about the married people said what?
Amen. Amen. Okay. You’ve very quiet right now! I don’t know. I’m finished. You pray with me.


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