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Luke 15:29 “The son said, ‘Look how many years I’ve stayed here serving you, never giving you one moment of grief, but have you ever thrown a party for me and my friends?” (MSG)
…From yesterday… The problem with most people is that when they’ve done an act of kindness to another, they expect the person to repay them back by all means. In actual fact they performed the good act because of what they expect in return.
I’m sure you know people like that. People that won’t do anything except for personal gain, the first question before they carry out any act of kindness is, “What is in it for me?”. Such men always end up disappointed.
If David had sat back relaxing and expecting those Keilah folks to protect him and his men from Saul, he would have ended up disappointed and very dead!
Beloved, men can be very unthankful and selfish. In moments of desperation they can easily forget ever meeting you talk less of remembering you once helped them. Once you understand that, you’ll be less disappointed when they act.
The reason we often get disappointed is that we “assume” men will always return a favour, so we end up hurt and angry. If David had assumed, his story might have ended in Keilah. Your story will not end in Keilah in Jesus name.
So what can we learn from David’s response?
David acted out of love and kindness. As believers let your actions be motivated by love always, 1John 4:8 says, “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”
Jesus went about doing good because it is our nature. A believer that doesn’t understand this is yet to understand the new creation realities and the nature of our Father, God Himself. David was motivated by love to act in defending the city.
Since he acted in Love (God), because God is love (1John 4:8, 1John 4:16) he didn’t turn to the Keilah folks…To be continued
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