The Avenger

“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 24:12.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; 1 Samuel 24, 1 Chronicles 8, Psalms 57-58, and Matthew 8.

Great role model activity by David.

Saul was clearly out to get David, but God protected David.

David had several opportunities to finish off Saul but refused to do it because Saul was God’s anointed king.

David’s restraint was remarkable.

How easy it is to get back at somebody.  They do something to you and you bide your time waiting for an opportunity to give them what they deserve.

But this isn’t God’s Way.  God expects us to love our enemies.  Obviously, we can’t do that in our own strength.  We need Him running our lives.

I believe that many of us drive in an ungodly manner.  Someone cuts us off?  Time for the horn!  Someone doesn’t use their signal?  Time to say/think unhappy thoughts!

O how we need Him!

“Lord, take me over.  I want every word/deed to please You.  Forgive me for taking revenge in whatever form it takes.  I need to honor You in all that I do.  Help me, I beg.”

Are you vengeful?

 

 

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