Archive for January 12th, 2013
1And it came to pass after this, that the king of the children of Ammon died, and Hanun his son reigned in his stead. 2Then said David, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father shewed kindness unto me. And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his servants for his father. And David’s servants came into the land of the children of Ammon. 3And the princes of the children of Ammon said unto Hanun their lord, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? hath not David rather sent his servants unto thee, to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it? 4Wherefore Hanun took David’s servants, and shaved off the one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away.
1 Sucedió después de esto que murió el rey de los hijos de Amón, y su hijo Hanún reinó en su lugar. 2 Y David dijo: Seré bondadoso con Hanún, hijo de Nahas, tal como su padre fue bondadoso conmigo. Envió, pues, David algunos de sus siervos para consolarlo por la muerte de su padre. Pero cuando los siervos de David llegaron a la tierra de los amonitas, 3 los príncipes de los amonitas dijeron a Hanún su señor: ¿Crees tú que David está honrando a tu padre porque te ha enviado consoladores? ¿No te ha enviado David sus siervos para reconocer la ciudad, para espiarla y conquistarla? 4 Entonces Hanún tomó a los siervos de David, les rasuró la mitad de la barba, les cortó los vestidos por la mitad hasta las caderas, y los despidió.
If we really are in prayer and worship to God, He will lead us to who our friends and who our enemies are. Hanun was not in prayer and assumed that David was his enemy. David meant goodwill and Hanun took it as an attack. How many times do we hurt the ones who are trying to help us? If we bring our worries and fears to God, He will dispel them and guide us in His perfect will. I have hurt those who have tried to help me and I have been hurt when trying to help. Let’s pray and consider before jumping to conclusions.