Ok, so I did not intend for love to have a part 2, but I was reading in 2 Samuel and David’s love for Saul just continues to blow me away. Ben and I were talking about it last night and I realize that Saul and David were very close for many years, but I have to say that if someone tried to hunt me down and kill me several different times I would probably feel a bit of anger and bitterness towards them. I understand that David did not want to harm the Lord’s anointed – that I get, but when David found out that Saul had died his first response was not to breathe a sigh of relief, but it says in the Word that he and the men with him tore their clothes and wept!!! That is genuine, unconditional, Christ-like love! He continues to speak nothing but good about Saul and praise all of the wonderful things he had done. This amazes me and convicts me. Would I feel the same way? Would my first response be love? I know that David’s response was not decided that day, but the many years up to that point when he chose to spend time in God’s presence and receive love from God that he in turn was able to give out. If out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks, what are we putting in our hearts?