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“For we will surely die and are like water spilled on the ground which cannot be gathered up again. Yet God does not take away life, but plans ways so that the banished one will not be cast out from him.
Pues ciertamente moriremos; somos como el agua derramada en tierra que no se vuelve a recoger. Pero Dios no quita la vida, sino designa medios para que el desterrado no sea alejado de él.
God cares about His people. Yes, we will die, but He wants the very best for us both on Earth and after. He is not the one who put death upon us, we do it to ourselves. Pour your cares out upon Him, for He cares for you.
Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.
Saúl y Jonatán, amados y amables en su vida, y en su muerte no fueron separados; más ligeros eran que águilas, más fuertes que leones.
David loved both Saul and Jonathan, Saul’s son. Many people assume that Saul went to hell because of his actions against David. We are not the ones who condemn anyone to hell. We all deserve to go to hell, but God’s grace and mercy allows us a way out. It is quite possible that Saul will be there in Heaven. Please don’t say anyone is in hell. We all have a way to get out, and we don’t know what a person did in their last seconds before death. Let’s do what the Lord put us here for, try to lead more to Heaven!
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.