UNRIVALLED RIVALRY (2)
Updated: Mar 16, 2022
Proverbs 26:28 A lying tongue hates those it crushes, and a flattering mouth causes ruin.
Insight and Highlight
Let us not create unnecessary and needless rivalry by what we say or do.
If the songs of these women are to go by, it is worthy of note that the thousands slain by Saul were not done to compete with the ten thousand slain by David.
We must be careful of sycophants. People who play to elevate us while belittling others.
Saul's reaction to this was that the songs were beneath the dignity of a king. In other words, it belittled the king's dignity.
Though David's accomplishments over Goliath was a military exploit, his original reason was not intended for this kind of charade by these women.
The slaying of Goliath was to save the nation from terror. It is a national celebration not "a laugh and play or to make sport", (ref Samson in Judges 26:25).
Though It was not explained whether this song was raised to spite Saul but it certainly appeared so. It certainly did not help the relationship in the palace.
If you love good governance, do not spread anything that will cause hate and division.
Anyone who does this, Prov 26:24 describes such person saying He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;
Any song or remark that makes you look more than you ought to be is no longer praising your good effort but simply a song of self-adulation to destroy you.
Call to Word action
Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
The Christian clarion duty
Prov 26:25 When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.
Lord help me so that l do not think of myself more highly than l should, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day today.
God bless you.