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Never rejoice in your enemy’s demise.

Saul sought to murder David numerous times. He was one of David’s biggest enemies.

But when David heard of Saul’s death, he didn’t feel relief.

He tore his clothes and mourned.

Maybe David mourned because he knew who Saul was called by God to be: His anointed one. David watched as Saul repeatedly turned away from God and the calling that was on his life. (2 Samuel 1)

Never rejoice in your enemy’s fall.

Friends, I encourage you to keep in mind that your “enemy” – whomever that is – is also God’s child.

Yeshua, Jesus, says to love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:44)

Yeshua, Jesus, says to love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:44) Click To Tweet

To make an enemy out of your brother is to separate God’s family.

David was a flawed human just like you and me, but there’s a lot we can learn from him.

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Today, I am both reminded and encouraged by reading the Scriptures.

May we all learn to reflect Messiah to one another and dwell together in unity. •



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