Wednesday, March 6, 2024

March 6, 2024

Saul returned from fighting the Philistines and gathered Israel’s finest fighting men to go after David. He heard they were in the wilderness of Engedi, so they went there to find him. Along the way, they stopped so Saul could relieve himself inside a cave, but David and his men were further back in the cave. It was the perfect opportunity for David to take him out, but he wouldn’t do it because God had chosen Saul. Instead, he cut off a piece from the bottom of his robe. Then, he felt guilty about doing that, so he ran after Saul, bowed down to him, asked his forgiveness, and showed him that he had spared his life. Saul seemed grateful and asked that when David became king, he not cut off his seed after him. Saul admitted that David was more righteous than he. Saul went home, but David and his men stayed in the stronghold. Do you think this is why Jesus told us to love our enemies? Look at the outcome of love. It’s also another reason for us to have face-to-face conversations, eliminating hearsay as part of our communication. David was remorseful, and Saul was grateful he still had his life. It’s not over, but for now, David can relax. 

For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore the LORD reward thee good for that thou hast done unto me this day. And now, behold, I know well that thou shalt surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in thine hand. 1 Samuel 24:19-20

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