From evildoers come evil deeds, so my hand will not touch you.
1 Samuel 24:13
The Mind of Christ
See, my father, look at this piece of your robe in my hand! I cut off the corner of your robe but did not kill you. See that there is nothing in my hand to indicate that I am guilty of wrongdoing or rebellion. I have not wronged you, but you are hunting me down to take my life. May the Lord judge between you and me. And may the Lord avenge the wrongs you have done to me, but my hand will not touch you.
1 Samuel 24:10-12
Saul had a sword in his hand and could have cut Saul to pieces, but David only cut a piece of his robe. This shows that David was not plotting or aspiring to take his place, but was waiting for the will of God.
We can also see that David had the mind of Christ even though he was crushed and pushed into a corner. On the other hand, Saul was not led by the power of the Holy Spirit and his anxieties led him to imagine that David was after his throne.
This can happen in our lives, we may perceive and work up our imagination to believe something which is false. This can affect our relationship with a friend or our family. We need to be careful to have the mind of Christ so that we will not react to false information.
I thank You for this day and let me not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of my mind; that I may prove what is good, acceptable, and perfect will of God. Amen.
God bless you
Your obedient servants in Christ,
Theo and Manju