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Behave Yourself Wisely

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18 January 2024

david and goliath

David killed Goliath the people rejoiced.
With timbrel in hands the women took to the street.
“Saul killed his thousand,” they sang.
“And David killed his ten thousand.”
Saul was enraged with anger and jealousy.
“What more can David get but the crown.”
But David behaved himself wisely.

After the glorious feat, the king balked at his promise.
He set aside his kingly honor to break his vow.
He rewarded the mediocre with his daughter,
To the detriment of the valiant victor.
But David behaved himself wisely.
He did not allow an inch of resentment in his mind.
He waited for the Lord’s awesome reward.

Armed with 3000 footmen, King Saul plotted to kill David.
The day was weary and the king was tired.
In the cave of Engendi the king retired to sleep.
 David had his chance and option,
To knock off the king’s head and take his crown.
But David behaved himself wisely.
“No one kills the anointed and is guiltless”

At Ziklag, enemy evaded the camp of righteous.
They burn the camp and took their spoil.
The wives and children of David were hauled off in slavery.
He did not bottle up his sorrow, He wept like a baby.
But he behaved himself wisely; He didn’t remain in valley of sorrow.
He encouraged himself in the Lord and sought His Maker.
He pursued the enemies and he recovered the lost.

In any situation you find yourself,
Whether you are lifted up in fame,
Or roughly pummeled in shame,
Do not dance to the tune of the worldly.
Always remember to behave yourself wisely.
The mouth that shouted Hosanna in love,
Can also shout crucify him in odium.

And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the LORD was with him. Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him. (1 Samuel 18:14-15)

By Michael A. Eleyinafe


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