(Corrected: Psalm 122 of the day, and corrupted audio fixed)
When they had buried Abner in Hebron, the king wept aloud at the grave of Abner, and all the people wept. – 2 Samuel 3:32
We have insight into the character of David today. He had promised King Saul to preserve his house, and he shows earnest distress at the death of Saul’s sons. At this point in his life, He is not attached to power, and does not put the Kingdom before what is right, but honors the memory of Saul and his sons.
How confusing this must have seemed to those who served him, to see David mourn for his enemy. It shows great character and clarity through David’s desire to follow God’s law, and how he valued it over military conquest.
Sometimes we find things going our way at another’s expense. A mistake by the cashier; someone overlooked losing their turn in a game; a promotion that someone else was more deserving. Not all these things are we able to step in and intervene, but they are moments we must weigh the justice of the event, and to seek to make it right however we can.
The Lord chose David as a man after his own heart. We will watch and see what alters that relationship as we read on in the coming days. Today, let us place our hearts before God, and seek after His heart. May we be found righteous and virtuous before Him alone.
May God bless you.