Wednesday June 6
2 Samuel 1
David made a choice to act with love. As David finds out that Saul is dead he could have celebrated and called attention to the evil acts of Saul and the judgement of God that was falling on him. Instead, David chose to focus on the good. In the description of love in 1 Corinthians 13:5 it says this: “It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” David chooses to honor Saul instead of dishonoring him. He writes a funeral song that highlights the positive attributes of Saul and what he did for the nation. David also kept no record of wrongs and there were many. David could have easily made the fall of Saul about himself but he didn’t. He made sure Saul was honored and the people remembered all the good things about him. Too often we focus on the negative things and forget the positive. Someone can do many positive things over the course of time and then they do one thing to offend us and that’s all we focus on. We allow the one bad thing to far outweigh the many positive things and we vilify them because it. The next time someone hurts your feelings, whether intentional or not, think of the positive encounters you’ve had with them and then choose to act in love.