The Curse Of Mt. Gilboah

28 Oct

The Curse Of Mt. Gilboah….

David was hunted down by King Saul. And yet when Saul and his son Jonathan died, and David became king of Israel,

David didn’t gloat or boast. Instead he wept. And in his weeping, he pronounced a curse on the mountain on which Saul and Jonathan were slain – Mt. Gilboah.

He said this, “You mountain of Gilboah, let there not be upon you dew nor rain, nor fields of offerings. For there the shield of the mighty was defiled and cast away…”

The amazing thing is if you go to Israel today you’ll find Mt. Gilboah surrounded by the fertile plains of the nation’s heartland. But Mt. Gilboah itself is largely barren – just as the curse of David was pronounced three thousand years later.

Mt. Gilboah is an amazing testimony, not just of an ancient curse, but of an ancient love. It’s the testimony of David’s love and faithfulness for his enemy Saul.

Jesus commands you to do likewise – love your enemy. For the one who loves his enemy is the one who is truly mighty, mighty enough to move mountains… or, at the very least, to curse them.

But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. Luke 6:27-28

Love your enemies today and bless those who persecute you – and you will be blessed.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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