The relationship between David and King Saul is one of the strangest and most explosive in the Bible. David rescued Saul a few times (as a harp player and as a soldier), he was the best friend of the king’s son and he had married the King’s daughter. Now, doesn’t it make us think that , he would be having a pretty good relationship with the king?
Not David. Saul was out to get him. Twice Saul tried to spear David while he was playing the harp for him. And later, Saul sent his soldiers after the young man to try to kill him. Yet look at what happened when the two finally bumped into each other and David had the chance to kill Saul. Instead of attacking him, David sneaked up and cut off a piece of his clothing. Afterwards, he felt guilty even for doing that. When they later met face to face, David told the King, “My hand will not touch you”. Saul saw that David had reacted to his attacks with kindness, and made him cry.
Sometimes we have to deal with people who want to bring us down and make our lives hard – or so we think. Maybe we are struggling with a teacher or classmate. Like David, let’s do what God wants – show patience and keep on being kind.
INSPIRED FROM : OUR DAILY BREAD
GOD CAN GIVE US THE STRENGTH TO BE KIND WHEN OTHERS ARE OUT TO GET US.