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Word for Today
TUESDAY 27 January, 2015
Wound or Kill“For he took his life in his hands and killed the Philistine, and the Lord brought about a great deliverance for all Israel. You saw it and rejoiced. Why then will you sin against innocent blood, to kill David without a cause?”
1 Samuel 19:5
Jonathan continued to speak the truth to Saul. He continued making the case for David’s innocence. David had not only been faithful to Saul, but he had been faithful to Israel. He put his own life on the line to defeat Israel’s enemies. David did all this for Israel and what was his reward? Saul wanted to kill him without cause. He was willing to sin against innocent blood.
This is something we need to be careful with, because sometimes the devil comes along and he makes us hate people without cause. It not only happens in the world, but it happens in the church all the time. It seems to always come back to pride and jealousy. When a Christian hates another person, they are operating in the flesh, not the Spirit.
Think about it. We are not surprised when people hate each other, even in the church, among Christians. They may not try to kill the person physically, but they do wound or kill their character. They turn people against the person they are jealous of, just like Saul was trying to do.
If you are reading this and realize you are doing this or you have done this to another person, you have to examine your own heart. Is your heart right with God? We know Saul’s heart was not right with God. It is not too late to make things right with God and with the person you have tried to kill.
Jealousy is the raw material of murder.