I remember reading this book years ago, which centred around the relationship between King David and King Saul and the spiritual lessons one could learn from them. but the part of the book that resonated with me the most was the interlude between King David and Nabal and his future wife Abigail. I remember the author was talking about there are several things we could learn from it, and two that stood out for me was 1 The importance of remembering that God has a good plan for all of us, and every time we are tempted to take certain actions based on emotions such as anger or even rage, it is good for us to put things into perspective, and asked us whether what we are planning to do is really worth it. In King David's case, he was thinking about retaliating against Nabal in a really decisive manner. Thankfully, God put Abigail in his path, and Abigail talked some sense into him, and made him realized the potential consequence his intended action could have on his kingship later on. 2 Many Christians mistake "meekness" as a form of weakness ( I have to admit, I am one of them). and it is not. the author pointed out meekness is a harnessed strength, it will not allow our emotions to take over and simply resort to destructive actions without take into consideration of consequence. And this is the biggest difference between "rage" and 'meekness".