II Samuel 19:22 And David said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah, that ye should this day be adversaries unto me? shall there any man be put to death this day in Israel? for do not I know that I am this day king over Israel?
David had every right to make those that had tried to take his kingdom suffer and die. He chose the better part. He chose to allow them to live. His mighty men wanted to kill them. David didn’t need anyone to die to figure out that he was God’s man. He knew that God had given him his kingdom back.
So many times I am tempted to get even, to make others suffer like they have made me suffer but that is not the way I am shown in the life of Jesus or here in the life of David. It is best to know that God is the One moving in my life and to allow Him to do with me as He sees fit.
Let’s watch what God is doing in our lives. Let’s trust Him. Let’s allow Him to avenge us. As leaders we are not to be vengeful but to forgive and help others.