1 Chronicles 19:2 And David said, I will show kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father showed kindness to me. And David sent messengers to comfort him concerning his father. So the servants of David came into the land of the children of Ammon to Hanun, to comfort him.
“It is my life, and I will live it anyway I want to.” Have you ever heard anything like this? How about, “I can do whatever I please, who is it hurting anyway?” Some people feel as though they live in a vacuum. That what they do or say has no effect on them or anyone else. The truth is what we do and say not only affect us, but also the people around us, the people we are associated with, our family and more.
In today’s verse, we find David was being kind to Hanun not because of who he was, but because of his father’s kindness toward him. It has been said that every person in the world has some type of influence on about 250 people. If this is true and those 250 people have an effect on 250 each, and those 250 have an effect on 250 more, well you can see where that is going. You may well be influencing thousands of lives whom you have never met. What you do, say, and who you are matters. It matters to lots of people. Most of all it matters to God.
Ask yourself this question. If I had a son or daughter and people treated them according to how I have treated others, how then would people treat my children? You are influencing someone.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
1 Chronicles 18-20 / Psalm 128 / Proverbs 10 / 1 Peter 3-5
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
2 Kings 20-22 / John 13:18-38
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director