Sunday, November 27, 2011
Poole on Nabal's sudden death
I preached today on Nabal's Folly from 1 Samuel 25. Matthew Poole makes the following comment on the record of Nabal's death in v. 37 ["But it came to pass in the morning, when the wine was gone out of Nabal, and his wife had told him these things, that his heart died within him, and he became as a stone."]:
He was oppressed with grief, and fainted away through the fear and horror of so great a mischief, though it was past. As one who, having in the night galloped over a narrow plank, laid upon a broken bridge, over a deep river, when in the morning he came to review it, was struck dead with the horror of the danger he was in.