Helping Those Who Help Us

Amalekites attacked the city where David and his men lived, kidnapping their families and taking all their stuff, then burning the city. David and his men pursued after them, and as they did, they came upon an Egyptian, servant of one of the Amalekites.
The Amalekites had forsaken the young Egyptian because he had become sick (Now that was real compassionate!). However, David and his men gave him bread and water to drink, “And they gave him a piece of a cake of figs and two clusters of raisins. So when he had eaten, his strength came back to him; for he had eaten no bread nor drunk water for three days and three nights” (1 Samuel 30:11, 12).
Then the Egyptian was able to give David the information he needed, and he swore to protect the Egyptian (1 Samuel 30:13–15).
David always wanted to do the right thing, even in desperate situations. Let us be like him, starting right now to determine to do the right thing always.

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