Welcome to 24/05 and TENDER HEART TO POSSESS is in 1Sam 24/05-
“And it came to pass afterward, that David’s heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul’s skirt.”
King Saul allowed himself to become the archenemy of David and he was hell-bent on destroying him- “Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats.” vs 2
But on this fateful day, David had the golden opportunity to kill Saul and was encouraged by his men to do so but he ended up cutting off his skirt- “And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the Lord said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul’s robe privily.” vs 4
But David had a tender heart that convicted of even cutting of Saul’s skirt and prevented him killing his archenemy so as speed up the process of becoming the king- “And he said unto his men, The Lord forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the Lord’s anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the Lord.” vs 6
One nature of David that endeared him to God was tender heart that is so sensitive not to commit sin nor cover up any committed sin.
A tender heart will never cover up any sin so as to prosper but will rather confess and forsake any known sin so as to have mercy- “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.” Prov.28:13
David’s tender heart also made him to love righteousness and do the will of God which endeared him to God as the worthy replacement for king Saul- “And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.” Acts 13:22
His tender heart to love righteousness and hate iniquity made him into a man after God’s own heart that was dearly beloved to God eternally.
The more you expose your heart to the word of God, the more tender it becomes to hate sin and love righteousness- “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Psa.119:9,11
The more tender your heart become, the more dearly beloved you become to God on earth and in eternity!
O Lord make me a man after your own heart to love righteousness and hate iniquity so as to be dearly beloved to you on earth and in eternity in Jesus name.
HAVE A THE VERY HEART OF GOD!
GOD’S SAME HEARTED SAINT
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