May 18

May 18

David Spares Saul Again — David sneaks into Saul’s camp but does not take revenge.

Today’s Readings:

Reading 1: 1 Samuel 26

Reading 2: Matthew 5:38-48

Reading 3: Romans 12:14-21

Repeatedly, God shows He is with David, and against Saul. Today’s reading is no exception. The deep sleep of the soldiers, the ability to take Saul’s belongings, David’s submission to Saul and to God, all these are miraculous signs of God’s presence and blessing.

Only in God’s strength can we love our enemies, bless those who persecute us, and trust God for justice not ourselves.

Are there any relationships in your life where you need to trust God? Maybe not for these extreme reasons, but nonetheless God’s power is available to us, enabling us to continue to do His will even in the most difficult circumstances or under the most extreme provocation.

May He guide you and bless you today, as He did David!

Have a great day!

Mark.