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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Power That God Approves

In this society many suffer from what I call the need to be in control also known as the desire to have the power.  In fact some have suggested that money, power, and respect is what we need in life.  However, 1 Samuel 26 gives us the prescription of the kind of power God approves.  David is presented with his second opportunity to kill Saul who has been hunting him to kill him for a while now, and yet David refused to do the Lord's anointed any harm.  Who said lightning doesn't strike twice?  David teaches us a few principles:

  1. Just because opportunity presents itself doesn't mean we take justice in our own hands.
  2. It takes more strength to allow God to demonstrate his power than taking matter in our own hands.
So the next time you have the opportunity to give someone what they had coming to them remember this lesson from our friend David and allow God to be the judge. Perhaps this why God considered him a man after his own heart because David didn't give Saul what he deserved.  In fact the Bible says that David repaid evil with goodness.   Let us go and do likewise.

Scripture Reference:  1 Samuel 26

God bless,
Bondservant Hollis

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