He came to the sheep pens along the way; a cave was there, and Saul
went in to relieve himself. David and his men were far back in the cave.
The men said, “This is the day the LORD spoke of when he said to you,
‘I will give your enemy into your hands for you to deal with as you
wish.’” Then David crept up unnoticed and cut off a corner of Saul’s
robe. 1 Samuel 24:3&4
David had opportunities to take down Saul but he didn’t do it because of values he held very dear. Even when he
was coaxed and encouraged to do it, he still refused. On one account,
one of his men offered to do it if David will only consent to it.
We have no power over other people’s disposition towards us; however,
how we act or react to them is our choice. Two wrongs will never make a
right. Our goal should be to act towards people not react.
we react, it is in retaliation, based on the other person’s action
towards us, this leads to a ‘tit for tat’ situation. When we act on the
other hand, it is based on our own inner values, integrity and
character. This is more difficult, it is called taking the high road.
The low road is when we treat others worse than they’ve treated us, on
the middle road; we treat others just as we have been treated. On the
high road, we treat others better than they have treated us.
I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good
to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and
May God give you the strength of character to be able to take the high road always in Jesus’ name.