Achish stood up for David amongst his own people because, in over a year, he saw no fault in him
1 Samuel 29.1-11
Reference: v. 3 The commanders of the Philistines asked, “What about these Hebrews?” Achish replied, “Is this not David, who was an officer of Saul king of Israel? He has already been with me for over a year, and from the day he left Saul until now, I have found no fault in him.”
Examine: Even when David was living in the camp of his enemy, he still lived a life of integrity and respect to those around him. The person he was closest to, Achish, was able to vouch for him and it was the people who knew nothing except his race that didn’t trust him.
Application: No matter where we are or what we are doing we should take a leave out of David’s book and be above reproach, no matter who we are with. If the people that are closest to us can see that we are people of integrity, then that is the best word we can be given. People will continue to have their prejudices, but as Christians we just need to continue being the best people we can be. “They will know that you are my disciples by your love.”
Prayer: Lord, sometimes it is easier to slip into our sinful nature and do things for our own selfish gain. Help us to always show your love, no matter what the situation. Amen.
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.