Word 4U Today

TINIER TEMPER

TINIER TEMPER

 

When you look through the lens of misguided anger, what you choose to see tends to end up being what you see.

Being blind to reality is dangerous, because it causes you to go to extremes.

At one point David was a young shepherd, who played the harp. He played for King Saul, and kept him calm. Yet when it was clear that God had chosen David to lead the nation, starting with defeating Goliath, Saul got bitter.

The people sang ‘Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands.’ (1 Samuel 18:7). He saw David as a threat to his throne.

Don’t they realize this boy was nothing until I took him in, Saul thought. Who was it that saw him promoted to the highest ranks? Me! What next – my throne? Is that what he wants? To be king? And from that day on Saul kept a jealous eye on David; an angry fire burned in his veins.

If you read the story of this pairs’ relationship, one thing becomes clear- David is one of the best friends that Saul could ever have had.

But letting anger manipulate you, even in subtle ways, is always dangerous. Don’t let it happen.

What Now?

Take a look at the context behind today’s verse. What are the best ways to avoid envy taking over?

Verse of the Day:

‘Saul looked at David with suspicion from that day on’ 1 Samuel 18:9 NAS

Joy Ferdiz

June 13th, 2014

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