Read the Bible in a year by reading First Samuel 25 and 26 today It Appeared That It Was in Vain David truly cared for other people. When he was fleeing for his life from the hand of Saul, David was also careful to look out for his fellow Israelites. One such man was Nabal. David and his men protected Nabal's shepherds as they tended his flocks out in the fields. However, Nabal did not appreciate what David did. Therefore, when David made a request for provisions from Nabal, he turned David down with harsh words. Then he made this conclusion, Now David had said, "Surely in vain I have protected all that this fellow has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that belongs to him. And he has repaid me evil for good." (1Sa. 25:21 NKJV) It was not in vain, because the Lord ended up blessing David with Nabal's wife, who was beautiful inwardly and outwardly. Be sure to read the story today. Here is the point, whatever good you do, it might be to be in vain at first appearances, but the Lord will bless you. Never forget this valuable truth. Question from today's reading: What did David take of Saul's?