“So that you may be sons of your father who is in heaven, for he causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” Matthew 5:45 (NASB)

The bible tells us that vengeance is of the Lord (Deut. 32:35). This means that even when a wrong has been done to us, we are not entitled to take laws into our hands.

Saul was after David’s life and this made David to continually run from him but a day came when circumstances tilt the odds in favour of David. Saul became tired in one of his adventures to capture David and was sleeping unprotected, which gave David the opportunity to kill him but he never did, because of the love he has for God and his anointed. No matter what, he saw Saul as the anointed King of the Lord and King over Israel. So he never raised his hands against him even when he had the opportunity to do so (1 Sam. 2:6).

Don’t take the place of God to avenge you enemies and adversaries, and sometimes when negative things happen to them, don’t be the one to announce it to the world. The narration of their down fall should not be heard from you; David in his case, instructed his men not to discuss it even in the open (2 Sam. 1:20-27). Even in death, David never celebrated the death of Saul, rather, he mourned for him. Hold your peace and let God avenge for you.

Lord, help me to always surrender to your will, in Jesus name, Amen.

The Lord is fighting my battles and I will celebrate my victories.

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