Life of David, Part 2

David grew up in a society, which was used to fighting in war. He never questioned whether war, in general, was right or wrong, until much later in his life. God showed him, through experience, why war is wrong. He showed him that the wars of men only produce suffering and pain, without bringing lasting solutions. Whenever David practiced the way of peace, God delivered him and even influenced his enemies to become friendly toward him. When David refused to kill Saul, God helped David. When David was about to kill Nabal, God prevented that by sending Nabal’s wife, Abigail, to him. David relented, and God took care of the situation. We, too, have to learn to become peacemakers and to live peaceably with all men, as much as depends on us. If we do, the God of peace will be with us.

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