Blessed By an Enemy!

Read the Bible in a year by reading First Samuel 25 and 26 today.
Saul would not give up trying to kill David, but the Lord protected him. Finally, their paths crossed again and during the night when Saul and his army, including his bodyguard, were sleeping, David and one of his men slipped into the camp and David took Saul’s spear that was stuck in the ground right next to his head and his jug of water. Then David went to a hilltop some distance off and called out to the bodyguard, condemning him for allowing someone to sneak into the camp. David explained what he did. Saul recognized David’s voice. David
explained to the king what he could have done, but spared Saul’s life. Afterward, Saul blessed David saying, “May you be blessed, my son David! You shall both do great things and also still prevail” (1Samuel 26:25).
David walked with the Lord so that even his enemies were at peace with him, as David’s son wrote many years later, “When a man’s ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him” (Proverbs 16:7).
Strive with all your might to please the Lord.

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