Topic: Be Good To Others [TREM Devotional 13 March 2019]
“And they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he did eat, and they made him drink water.” 1Samuel 30:11 (KJV)
On their return from an expedition, when David and his men came to Ziglag; their wives, sons, daughters and goods had been taken captive. David and his men lifted up their voices and wept until they had no more power to weep. David inquired of the Lord saying; shall I pursue after this troop? Shall I overtake them? He received assurance from God and headed out with his men to recover their families and properties. Then God went ahead to plant a pointer, an Egyptian, on the way.
David’s men found a young man, an Egyptian, in the field. He was almost dead; he had not eaten or drunk water for three days and three nights. David saw that the man needed help and he reached out to him. Don’t forget that David was already anointed as King. He was a king in the making. He could have walked away arrogantly and refused to take notice of such a thing; but he took note of it, asked the young man what had happened and beckoned on his men to feed the Egyptian.
When they had fed him and the man was revived, the Egyptian began to give unsolicited information which led to the complete recovery of all that they had lost. Your helper will come. David and his men stormed the camp of the enemy and recovered everything they had lost. Be good to all. I encourage you never to despise anyone who is alive, no matter how small they look. Don’t come to church and turn your nose up because someone sitting by you came with a hole in his trouser. You cannot by what you see happening around someone today determine what he or she will become tomorrow. Learn to be good to everyone. Be good to others whether they are Christians or not. It doesn’t cost anything to be good to others. Be like your Father God, who makes the rain to fall on both the just and the unjust. Just decide to be good.
Further Reading: 1 Peter 3:8-12, Colossians 3:12-14
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Deuteronomy 19-21; Evening- Mark 13:21-37