“BEHOLD, I WILL GIVE YOUR ENEMY INTO YOUR HAND, AND YOU SHALL DO TO HIM AS IT SHALL SEEM GOOD TO YOU” (1 Sam 24:5)

⏰Friday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Year 2 (19 January 2018)

????1 Sam 24:2-20; Ps 57:2, 3-4, 6 and 11 (R.v.2a); Mark 3:13-19

There is one thing that is very certain; God does not abandon his own nor allow the enemy triumph over them. And once he makes any promise, he fulfils it to the latter.

Consider the victory of David over Saul in that light. Saul was seeking to destroy David because God has destined him to be the king of Israel in his place. But God changed the table; it was now David who had the best opportunity to destroy Saul, but he didn’t. Why?

God did not tell David to deal with Saul as he (David) wanted. He rather said “… as it shall seem good to you” (1 Sam 24:5). Whatever is good is only taken from the eternal goodness, which is God. David was a man after God’s heart and sought to do the will of God at all times (cf. Acts 13:22).

What have you been doing with respect to that your perceived enemy? Have you joined the bandwagon of those who make Holy Ghost Fire so cheap by reducing it from its exalted office of purification and placing it at the devilish and low level of a tool for destruction? Is that the will of God?

It does not matter to me the status of the person you have seen doing this! The truth is that the Holy Ghost is the third person of the Blessed Trinity (God), and we are warned against using the name of the Lord in vain.

Pray rather for your enemies and do good to them as Jesus instructed us (cf. Matt 5:44) and showed us in example (cf. Luke 23:34). Maybe, by God’s grace, you can get them to be sober like Saul and repent.

May God protect you from all your enemies and give you the grace to do his will at all times. Amen.

Have a grace-filled day. Peace be with you.

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