David Shows Mercy and Kindness

1 Samuel 21-26

Think! We Should Show Mercy and Kindness

Through the example of David and Saul, God shows us that we should be kind and merciful to others, even those who do not like us and treat us meanly. Proverbs 25:21-22 (written by David's son, Solomon) reminds us of this principle:

    "If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat;
        And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
    For so you will heap coals of fire on his head,
        And the LORD will reward you."

Based on what we learned from the Bible, what should you do in the following situations?

     1. A boy at school calls you names and makes fun of you in front of the other children. Later that day, the boy drops his lunch in the lunchroom, makes a mess, and has nothing to eat.

     2. You and your sister get into a fight. On her way to tattle on you, she falls down and gets hurt.

What are some situations you have been in where some treated you wrongly? How did you react? How should you have acted?

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