Black Friday Revenge
You woke up at 4:30 AM to be at the store. Your children will never be the same without "the toy". It is the virtual deal of the century. You arrive to sheer pandemonium. You navigate through the masses, pushing, shoving and feeling good because the 4 cups of coffee and the monster drink are just now kicking in. You arrive at the isle, and there it is, and its the last one. As you begin to pick up the pace, heart pounding, breathing fast and shallow...you notice out of the corner of your eye a sweet little gray haired grandma seemingly beating you to "THE TOY". A ethical, moral and spiritual delimna ensues. She is old, has plenty of money and nothing but time on her hands so I will cut her off, run her over and if necessary punch her in the face. Just a vulnerable old woman whose time will soon be over..right? Yes...its my time to shine and get "the toy"...so look out grandma I am taking you out. Wow where did that thought come from!
You know David faced a similar delimna. He was the rightful heir to something that mattered. But he refused to harm Saul. All his men were saying kill him, its your right. David even felt guilty about cutting off part of Sauls robe when he found him in a vulnerable position.
So go ahead run over who ever you need to today, and get what is rightfully yours. I am sure God approves of that sweet, consume at all cost, attitude.
1 Samuel 24:4-8
And the men of David said to him, “Here is the day of which the Lord said to you, ‘Behold, I will give your enemy into your hand, and you shall do to him as it shall seem good to you.’” Then David arose and stealthily cut off a corner of Saul’s robe. And afterward David’s heart struck him, because he had cut off a corner of Saul’s robe. He said to his men, “The Lord forbid that I should do this thing to my lord, the Lord ’s anointed, to put out my hand against him, seeing he is the Lord ’s anointed.” So David persuaded his men with these words and did not permit them to attack Saul. And Saul rose up and left the cave and went on his way. Afterward David also arose and went out of the cave, and called after Saul, “My lord the king!” And when Saul looked behind him, David bowed with his face to the earth and paid homage.