CHARACTER STUDY: KING DAVID 23.

KEY SCRIPTURE:2 Samuel 10:2 ” Then said David, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father shewed kindness unto me. And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his servants for his father. And David’s servants came into the land of the children of Ammon.”

(Please Read 2nd Sam.10:1–19)

David is a kind-hearted man who decided to show kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash king of Ammon, who had also shown kindness to David but had died. There are certain acts that always attracts God’s favour, and one of such acts is to always seek the good of all. The Lord once spoke the following to His disciples   in John 13:34 “A new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another”. David lived under the law yet he was a man filled with love for all. Love is the perfection of all things.

In this instant the king of Ammon misjudged him. His counsellors told him the Israelites had come to spy on them. Why do people misjudge or wrongly interpret the right actions of others, Titus 1:15 gives us the answer, “unto the pure all things are pure but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure but even their mind and conscience is defiled”. The kind of mindset you carry determines how you see life and people’s action. Let the bases for your actions be motivated by love and an attitude to be a blessing. These Ammonites were very selfish, and cruel. It is bad taste for any Christian to have such a cruel mind.

The king of Ammon disgraced all the men David sent to console him. He drove them out. Their hair was shaved half way and their trousers’ cut. Knowing he had done a bad thing to king David who would definitely attack him, He asked the people of Syria to join him fight Israel on his behalf.

He had a very large number of men to fight the Israelites yet they were defeated. *Standing with God is a sure way to remain victorious always irrespective of the size of the enemy. The size of the enemy did not frighten them. Is there any problem or challenge making you fearful and worried? Please don’t worry any longer, about any condition. All you need is to trust the Lord. You cannot be defeated. 

Considering the history of the Israelites they were never defeated in any context or battle, so long as they maintained their faith in God or honoured God in their lives. Stop being afraid because of the vastness of the opposition. Fear attracts failure and the very thing you are afraid of would come on you. Job 3:25 “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me”.

Dear child of God fear is a sign that the enemy is in control. Refuse to fear. Trust the word of God to prevail over your enemies.

CONFESSION

The greater one lives in me and I am more than a conqueror. His word is my confidence, and that is settled in heaven, declaring my victory always His faithfulness is unto all generations.

FURTHER STUDIES.

1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

Psalms 119:89-90 ” Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth”.

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