The men said, “This is the day the Lord spoke of when he said to you, ‘I will give your enemy into your hands for you to deal with as you wish.'” Then David crept up unnoticed and cut off a corner of Saul’s robe.
1 Samuel 24:4
Love your Enemies
But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.
Saul took three thousand able young men and set out to look for David. This would have been an expensive exercise and an outlet for his angry and jealous heart.
On the contrary, when David was given the opportunity to kill his enemy, he did not go beyond cutting the corner of Saul’s robe. Though he was encouraged by his own men to take Saul’s life, David was full of the Spirit and was directed by the Lord. He had the nature of God and was able to love his enemy and respect Saul’s sovereignty.
This act of David was commendable and only possible if you are continuously filled with the Holy Spirit. We have to be connected to the reservoir and be open to receive from Him. Like a tap, the water can only run into the tub when it is turned open. The Holy Spirit is a river, we need to let the river flow into our hearts so that we may overflow in His nature
We thank You that You have given us the Holy Spirit. Help us to be conscious of Him so that our hearts will be filled to overflow with His nature. Amen.
God bless you
Your obedient servants in Christ,
Theo and Manju
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