Saul’s One-Sided Rivalry

“When Saul saw and knew that the LORD was with David, and that Michal, Saul’s daughter, loved him, then Saul was even more afraid of David. Thus Saul was David’s enemy continually.” (1 Sam 18:28-29)
 
Saul had a rivalry with David. They were in competition for the admiration of the people, the love of friends and family, and to see who could be the most successful.
 
There was only one problem with this competition – Saul was the only one playing. David was just living his life, serving God, doing his best to execute his responsibilities with wisdom, and showing kindness to his fellow man. David refused to play the game and Saul was infuriated by it.
 
In a dog-eat-dog world – be a vegetarian. Refuse to fight.
 
“To the contrary, if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” (Rom 12:20)
 
Matt. 4:4 #Biblebites

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