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The Lord's Anointed

David, the anointed of God, so well has set down an amazing example for every Christian to follow. When the flesh attempts to climb the ladder of approval by claiming the "honor of killing Saul," David utterly responds with the mind of truth by repudiating the flesh and its deeds and has the Amalekite killed (2 Samuel 1:15).

The heart of David is orientated to the mind of truth toward Saul, the Lord's anointed. Let us attempt to grasp this truth. The Lord never accepts any accusations. God doesn't accept accusations from Christians, from angels, or from the devil. Jesus never accused. When most would be rejoicing in the defeat of the enemy, David is lamenting.

After Saul had viciously attempted to kill David time and time again, David did not usurp himself after the death of Saul, but rather covered his defeat with love and thought no evil (Proverbs 25:21 Corinthians 13:5). Isn't it to the glory of God to conceal a matter? That is why David said, "Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets," (2 Samuel 1:20).

Also David said, "Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives," (2 Samuel 1:23). David complimented Saul and built him up with words of grace (2 Samuel 1:24). This is the anointed one in action. His heart is only after God, and love and truth flows and ministers. Isn't this the healing balm of the Holy Spirit that builds a Body, edifies people, and honors God's truth? Yes, it is!

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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