Presentation on theme: "The Stolen Spear and a Jug of Water Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use."— Presentation transcript:
The Stolen Spear and a Jug of Water Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. Matthew 5:44
The Facts, Please! Spear – In Bible times, spears were important fighting weapons. They were used by all ancient nations. A spear is a weapon with a long, slender shaft (pole or handle), tipped with a metal or stone point. It is similar to a javelin but larger and heavier. A warrior would either throw one at an enemy or thrust it into him.
Once, when David was playing his harp for King Saul, the king in a jealous rage threw a spear at him. Saul meant to pin David to the wall, but David jumped aside. This may have been the very same spear that David stole from Saul later on. The Facts, Please!
Jug of water – King Saul had a jug of water by his head as he lay sleeping on the ground. According to an ancient custom, a high official would provide a king with a very expensive urn that contained water for him to use when he was on a journey or in warfare. To lose this special water jug to an enemy would be an embarrassment and a disgrace for a king. The Facts, Please!
Bible Story: David Spare His Sleeping Enemy’s Life 1 Samuel 26:1-26