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  • Writer's pictureIsrael Ekundayo




*Scripture Treasure.*

1 Sam18:11 *And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice.*

1 Sam 24:4 *And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the LORD said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul's robe privily.*

*Insight and Highlight.*

David loved Saul enough to avoid killing him, but he avoided a relationship with him

Love is a must. a relationship is a choice.

*Scripture Commentaries.*

David avoided the presence of King Saul twice (1 Sam 18:11-12), yet he showed love by sparing his life from death twice, 1 Samuel 23:14-24:10, 26:11

David loved Saul. How?

First, if not for any other reason, a man who had the opportunity to kill his enemy but refused must be a great lover.

Second, he also put an end to anyone who ever claimed or rejoiced over Saul's death, 2 Sam 1:1-27.

Third, he mourned over Saul's death, empathically saying it must not be published in Gath or published in Askelon that a man anointed by God was slain. He referred to Saul as a mighty man who had fallen, 2 Sam 1:17-27

So, a man who avoided having a relationship with Saul loved him even at death.

At what point do we diffentiate between loving someone and having a go or get -along relationship with them?

You love because it is a command from God.

You keep a relationship because you trust your friendship with the person.

When you love, you are saying you love this person as yourself.

When offenses occur, we must be quick to apologize, repent, and turn away from our offenses, but many of us are repeated offenders.

Though being a repeated offender is forgivable, Matt 18:21-22 but scriptures still warn that there are people who are avoidable, Ps 1:1-3, Rom 16:17.

Do not misconstrue that friend of yours as an unforgiving friend. The truth is that he/she has forgiven and may also have forgotten. His problem in not resuming his/her close relationship as before may be that he is seeing some indicators that you are still in your offenses. He may be afraid to continue with you because there are strong indicators you are *"..back to your vomit..."* Prov 26:11.

*Remorse corner.*

Are you charging that brother or sister that he has not resumed a relationship with you.

It may be because you have not truly changed your ways.

*Call to Word action.*

We must always forgive. We are not God’s children, If we live in unforgiveness, come what may!

However, we have a choice of who to relate with. They are trustable and trustworthy people, Matt 12:49-50

Jesus had twelve disciples, He had a mutual relationship with three, James, Peter, and John, Mark 14:33.

*The Christian clarion duty.*

A person's lack of closeness with you does not mean he/she does not love you. They still do because they want God to forgive them also. They are just being careful.

Remember, nobody likes troublesome people.


Lord, help me to be a trustable and trustworthy person. Help me to be relatable, in Jesus name.

Good morning all, and have a blessed day.

God bless you.

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