Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord." Romans 12:19
Throughout David's life David remained faithful to Saul. David was anointed King he served Saul faithfully, he killed Goliath and fought thousands of Philistines. Songs were sung in his honor "Saul killed thousands but David ten thousands. "This caused jealousy to rise in Saul and he tried to kill David his faithful servant and son in law. David was a fugitive on the run forced to leave his wife, best friend and all he loved sleeping in caves thousands of men followed him. There were several instances when David could have killed Saul and was encourage by his companions to do so, but would not hurt Saul because he was God's anointed. Has someone ever wronged you? Would you do something to hurt the person if given the chance?Remember vengeance is the Lord's!
In 2 Samuel chapter 1 David learns that Saul has died. The man who had wronged him in so many ways although David had done nothing to deserve it. When David hears of Saul's death he and his men mourn for Saul. "And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of the Lord, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword." 2 Samuel 1:11 David could have been happy that Saul had died as he was the next appointed King over Israel after years of waiting and suffering his time had finally come. Instead David' s emotions reflected the opposite he felt sorrow and even fasted because of Saul's death. When something negative befalls someone who wronged you are you secretly happy that something bad happened?
The first part of David's life shows us that God keeps his promise. David had been anointed King over Israel years earlier ( it took about 15 years before he took the throne) however he was on the run for his life although he had done no wrong. David had multiple opportunities to kill Saul but did not because he would not kill the Lord's anointed. God took care of Saul and killed his sons who in the people's eyes would be the heir to the throne. When you want to take matters into your own hands remember God will fulfill his promises. Who better to take vengeance than the one who has all power. "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord." Romans 12:19
Stay Blessed and Continue Warring for Christ!
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