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Worship Jesus Ministries Trust Presents
PILOTS PART 2
devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018

PILOTS – PART 2

2 SAMUEL 10:2”Then David said, "I will show kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, just as his father showed kindness to me." So David sent some of his servants to console him concerning his father. But when David's servants came to the land of the Ammonites”


B)DAVID’S DECISION TO SHOW KINDNESS TO HANUN, WHO IS AN AMMONITE:

As we bask in this ‘kindness’ and stroll into the next chapter, here we read about David showing kindness to his enemy the Ammonite, now wait a minute, did not Jesus tell us to love our enemy and also pray for our persecutors? Yes, He did, but Jesus never told us to be unwise, in fact, Jesus said: “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.”(Mathew 10:16)  Anybody listening?

David sent a friendly embassy to Hanun king of the Ammonites, He showed kindness to me, says David (v. 2), so David wanted to reciprocate, having enjoyed satisfaction from showing love to the family of Saul, David was doing a repetition. Danger! Caveat!  We need discretion for every decision that we take, we cannot do a repetition just because we felt good about it the previous time, anybody listening?  Let me show you who this Nahash is, he was a cruel enemy of Israel who said, 1 Samuel 11: 2  “I will make a treaty with you only on the condition that I gouge out the right eye of every one of you and so bring disgrace on all Israel.” Look what happened because of this mistake, the servants who obeyed David by entering into the enemy territory were humiliated, “shaved off half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle as far as their hips, and sent them away.”  It may sound a ‘simple act of kindness’ but look at the serious impact it has created, there was also a battle because of this.  We could have avoided many of the troubles in our life,  if only we had acted cautiously and not presumptuously!   

Part 3 will be sent tomorrow, which would be the concluding part, don’t miss.
 

ANBE AZHAGE-SHALINA.SAMSON
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