KEY SCRIPTURE:1Sa 24:6 KJV “And he said unto his men, The LORD forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the LORD’S anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the LORD”.
David is another character that demonstrated a sweet spirit. He was anointed at a very early age to become the next king of Israel. He was asked by king Saul to come, live with him and play the harp to drive away demons from him. He sacrificed his life to fight an old terrible warrior like Goliath and defeated him. In spite of all these kind deeds, for king Saul and Israel as a whole, king Saul hated him and wanted to kill him. David never for once got bitter and attempted to harm Saul in any way.
King Saul on two different occasions attempted to kill him with a javelin or spear. On two other occasions David had the opportunity to kill him because King Saul was fast asleep as he came pursuing David to kill him, but he declined. David said, he had no business killing him because he was the Lord’s anointed. Never place your interest before God’s own. (1Sa 24:8 KJV). Just consider what David did, he knelt down before Saul even after he had had the opportunity to retaliate. From our key scripture he said, how can I lay my hands on the Lord’s anointed? You cannot have a sweet spirit without a great reverence for God. king Saul was seeking to kill him and so it was naturally wise to eliminate him before king Saul laid hold on him and killed him. David did not kill him, but committed his life into God’s hands. Dear child of God, please stop every hatred for any man, no matter what he has done or doing.
David demonstrated the climax of this sweet spirit after King Saul and Jonathan died. The young man who brought the news, said he killed king Saul because he asked him to slay him. He thought David would have praised him for that, yet he killed him instead. David also mourned for King Saul and lamented bitterly for him. (2nd Sam 1) He demonstrated fully that he was never bitter towards king Saul in anyway. Note: Bitterness in any form is a pill of Satan, so don’t swallow it. He had a great sweet spirit. David was rewarded by God with a very successful reign and life. He was the only king of Israel who crowned his successor, before he died. He was also the only king who annexed almost all the lands of Canaan that the lord God promised the Abraham. How sweet are you to your wife, husband, or to others?
Lord touch the hearts of all Christians to throw away every hatred and bitterness to possess a sweet spirit towards all persons.
1 Peter 3:8 – 12 KJV. Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.