Scripture: 1 Samuel 30:11-20
“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers:
for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”
Hebrews 13:2 (KJV)
What would you do if you discovered in time that the person you are about to help had a hand in your present predicament? The options are endless; and more often than not, the option we choose would likely be in reaction to our situation.
David and his men had reasons to maltreat or kill the Egyptian they met on their way to rescue the people of Israel that had been taken captive (v.12). After all, he belonged to the camp of those who had just plundered Israel. Little did they know that their seeming enemy had the solution to their problem. You never can tell what that little child, servant, colleague or stranger can do for you tomorrow. Why don’t you treat him with kindness? You can never tell when you “have entertained angels unawares”.
Have you ever wondered how that Egyptian boy felt after he was fed and revived by his perceived enemy? Little wonder he chose to help “the enemy” that saved him. He was in fact “the angel” that David needed at that point in time to solve his most pressing problem. Imagine what would have happened if David had ignored him, or even killed him. You never can tell when that good deed will count for you. Keep at it.
Lord, in the course of showing kindness to people, help me to look beyond the present in Jesus name, Amen.
As I help others daily, I meet with “my angels”; and they become a blessing to me.