It’s a great thing to show kindness but it isn’t always accepted.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Proverbs 3:3 - Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.
Read - 2 Samuel 9:1-10:19, 1 Chronicles 19:1-19
David shows grace and kindness to a relative of the former king (Saul). This type of behavior should be a hallmark of the follower of Jesus. Rather than looking for problems or reasons of offense we should be quick to look for ways to love and serve and thereby show the matchless grace of God.
David shows grace and kindness to the son of a rival king (Nahash). The grace is not received and war ensues. Israel’s army wins a mighty victory over multiple nations who combined forces. Sometimes grace is given but not received. You can’t worry about what person is going to do with the grace that God tells you to give them.
Lord, I want to be a grace giver.
Who were the Arameans?
Grace is a gift of the Holy Spirit of God given to the follower of Jesus. Different people have it in different degrees depending on their spiritual giftings as well as their level of surrender to the Holy Spirit of God. As we allow ourselves to be Morphed by God’s Spirit we can expect our ‘grace-meter’ to go up.