Don't gloat over your enemies
“When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag, who thought that I would have given him a reward for his tidings: How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?” 2 Samuel 4:10-11 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/2sa.4.10-11.kjv
Do you gloat over the downfall of your enemies? David was a very unique character and one worthy of emulating. He suffered so much persecution and harassment in the hands of Saul but he recognized the principles of leadership and anointing in the Kingdom. Such that when he had opportunities to repay the evil, he could not bring himself to do it. In the Bible verse today, he was upset with those who had killed Saul’s son who was technically depriving him of his kingship. They had come seeking appreciation for what they had done but David put them to death instead for slaying a righteous man. Do you celebrate wrong doing because it somewhat appears to get you closer to your goals? In addition, Jesus Christ goes on to spell it out in Matt 5:44-45 saying we must do good to them that hate us and pray for those that persecute you. It is a hard thing to do humanly but it is the hallmark of a kingdom ambassador.
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for loving me while I was yet a sinner. Thank you for your saving grace and the Holy Spirit in me. I receive the grace to fully turn my battles over to you and trust in your full deliverance in Jesus name. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾