Day 84

II Samuel 1-4

How do you treat your enemies? How would you treat your enemies if they died? I think for most of us we probably don’t hate someone so bad that we wished they were dead. David encounters a moment where his enemy that has pursued him and pushed him out of his homeland has died. Most of his army and might men have learned from David to mourn for this loss of Saul, but others seem to think David should celebrate. David insist on raising up the memory of Saul before the people. He doesn’t treat his enemy as trash but rather respects him completely. This is a lesson for all of us on how to treat our enemies, with love and compassion. Wait a minute, I think Jesus said something like this in Matthew 5:43-48.

Tomorrow’s Reading: II Samuel 5-7