1 Samuel 24:16–19 (NIV84) When David finished saying this, Saul asked, “Is that your voice, David my son?” And he wept aloud. 17 “You are more righteous than I,” he said. “You have treated me well, but I have treated you badly. 18 You have just now told me of the good you did to me; the LORD delivered me into your hands, but you did not kill me. 19 When a man finds his enemy, does he let him get away unharmed? May the LORD reward you well for the way you treated me today.

A. God’s ways for overcoming mistreatment is contrary to the natural ways of man

B. Mistreatment is overcome by doing good

C. When you show grace to those who mistreat you, do it in honor of God knowing that He will reward you for obeying His Word

D. The kindness that you show to a mistreater is a seed that will grow in their heart

E. Sometimes, people who mistreat others have never seen the love or power of God working through others

F. When a person who does not deserve grace receives grace, God promises it will affect their soul and bring them to a place of repentance

G. Your heart is on display with God based on how you treat your enemies

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