David went out to meet them and said, “If you have come in peace to help me, we are friends. But if you have come to betray me to my enemies when I am innocent, then may the God of our ancestors see it and punish you.”
1 Chronicles 12:17 (NLT) Christianity.com
|Threatened Israel tribes to join fight against Philistines||Family and all those discontented came to him.|
|Made excuses for not fully obeying God.||Obeyed successfully his father Jesse, Saul, Holy Spirit|
|Made rules out of thin air.||Asked Lord God what to do.|
|Set on killing Jonathan, then David.||Was merciful.|
‘Therefore by their fruits you will know them.” Jesus in Matt 7:20
Dear Lord Papa, You’re gentle, kind, merciful and wise. Your Holy Spirit delighted in showing Yourself in the life of King David. May we show fruits of Your greater things in these days in King Jesus’ name!