Be Careful What You Claim

An Amalekite claimed to have finished killing King Saul at his request after the Philistines had already mortally wounded the king. The Amalekite thought making such a claim would bring him favor from David, since King Saul had tried to kill David. However, he did not see it that way, “Then David called one of the young men and said, ‘Go near, and execute him!’ And he struck him so that he died. So David said to him, ‘Your blood is on your own head, for your own mouth has testified against you, saying, “I have killed the LORD’s anointed”‘” (2 Samuel 1:15-16).
What is good news to us might not be to someone else. Think before you report, and think of whom you plan to report news. Does that person think as you do?
Also, be sure that what you do is righteous in the Lord’s eyes, not what we might think is righteous before some man’s eyes.

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