In 1st Samuel, we have the account of David being driven into the wilderness by Saul’s attempts to kill him. David, a man who was once so confident in the power of God, has lost that trust. In fact, David is so low in his walk with God that he has turned to living with the enemy.
And isn’t that what happens in marriages? Somewhere along the line we begin to follow the enemy’s advice in how we treat each other. If you have time, please read 1st Samuel, chapter 30. Read and see how this man, David, someone who is called a man after God’s own heart, handled what was one of the lowest moments in his life.
Did you see how David treated the men who were feeling about as low and exhausted as struggling couples feel? Two hundred of his men simply couldn’t do anymore. They had nothing left - not even to save their own family. They were broken. They were discouraged. They felt hopeless. They were done.
In human terms, they didn’t give anything to the cause so they didn’t deserved to get anything in return.
Here is what made David a man after God’s own heart.
“All will share in what the Lord has given us.”
Like God does with us, David had COMPASSION. God gives to us His love, even though we aren’t deserving of it. He does that for you. How can we who have received freely, not give freely?