Many Old Testament scholars believe that David was redheaded…as they interpret the verse that says “he was ruddy” (1 Samuel 16:12). Perhaps he was. Whether that contributed to his passionate style of life is uncertain, but we do know that he had a temper. On more than one occasion he was prompted to retaliate in anger rather than remain cool, calm, and collected.
The story contained in 1 Samuel 25 is a good case in point. It 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.