Good Morning Warrior!
Hallelujah. It’s The Lord’s Day!
(1Samuel 23 & 24)
“Conquering evil with Good”
Text: 1Samuel 24:10
“Look, this day your eyes have seen that the LORD delivered you today into my hand in the cave, and someone urged me to kill you. But my eye spared you, and I said, ‘I will not stretch out my hand against my lord, for he is the LORD’s anointed.’”
“Conquering evil with Good,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
David is faced with the opportunity to avenge himself in killing Saul, but he chose to leave his avenge in the hand of His Great Shepherd Almighty God.
Aaaaah the Shepherd’s Heart growing in David kept his heart tender toward Saul; still recognizing him as “the Lord’s anointed.” (1 Sam.24:6). David left “his revenge” in the hand of God.
David’s act of Goodness toward Saul was like coals of fire on Saul’s head that melted his heart in repentance (1Sam.24:17).
Listen up Warrior! Our Commander has Rules of Engagement for this “Opportunity to Avenge ourself;” and here they are:
“Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.
If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.
Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
If he is thirsty, give him a drink;
For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Rom.12:17-21).
The Warrior, with a growing Shepherd’s Heart, will honor these Rules of Engagement with their enemy; and God will execute His Righteous Justice; Mercy for the enemy’s Sincere Repentance and Judgement for
the enemy’s rejection of Mercy.
Justice is in the hand of our Commander, not you and I. God’s Justice is always Perfect and our justice is flawed!
This is how the Warrior Conquers evil with Good! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy