Seeing Life Differently
Today’s reading: 2 Samuel 1:1-3:21
My selection: II Samuel 1:14-16
David said to him, “How is it you were not afraid to put out your hand to destroy the Lord’s anointed?” 15 Then David called one of the young men and said, “Go, execute him.” And he struck him down so that he died. 16 And David said to him, “Your blood be on your head, for your own mouth has testified against you, saying, ‘I have killed the Lord’s anointed.’”
My reflections: Once again David shows that he does not look at life through the same lens as the vast majority of people. He took no joy in the death of Saul and Jonathan, even though this brought him closer to the throne which he had been promised.
The Amalekite, on the other hand, probably expected to be rewarded for bringing the news and claiming to be the one who killed Saul. It is not clear whether his version of Saul’s death is true or not but it appears to be false as it seems to contradict I Samuel 31:4-5.
My challenge: One who is a man after God’s heart, like David, will see things differently than others. God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked and neither do His people (Ezekiel 33:11).
How are your outlooks on life being changed by a godly perspective on this world? Seek to please Him in how you view life. Seek to see life as He sees it.
Tomorrow’s reading: 2 Samuel 3:22-6:23