It’s currently summer, and if you have kids, you know that means there will be some sibling arguments! I read years ago to teach our boys that fighting is like playing catch... it will go on and on until somebody drops the ball. Someone has to make the mature decision to stop playing the game. As with most ideology you get from parenting articles, this backfired! I think they heard me say that the fighting ends when somebody gets hit in the face with the ball... and each wanted to be the one who threw it!
Let’s read 1 Samuel 24:1-22 and see how David chose to drop the ball.
What would you have done? Yep, me too. I would have thrown that ball straight for his face!
Why did David chose to spare Saul’s life?
Is there an area of your life that you just cannot let go of the hurt that someone has caused? How are you choosing to cause more damage by your responses? (I know! This truth stinks!)
How are you being commanded to “drop the ball” in this situation? Will you?
End by reading Psalm 58. David knows how all this will end. He trusts the Lord to make it right. That’s a big trust!!! I am praying for the strength in my own heart to let go and trust Him to take control. That’s so much better than having the ball taken from you, If you know what I mean! I’m praying for you, too!