16 04 2006


1 Samuel 18:28-29 (NIV) 28 When Saul realized that the LORD was with David and that his daughter Michal loved David, 29 Saul became still more afraid of him, and he remained his enemy the rest of his days.

At first it seemed like such a good idea to appoint Saul as the leader of Israel, but as he began to stray from God’s ideal and God began to separate Himself from Saul, he became more and more insecure.

It is amazing that Saul is looking for someone to overcome Goliath, but when that happens, he is jealous of that person – David.  Saul didn’t even know that David had been anointed as the new King – which happened long before David killed Goliath.  But the Spirit was on David and he had power (1 Samuel 16:13).

It isn’t your current situation that determines your calling.  It isn’t how you are treated by those around you.  It isn’t what you do that determines where you’re going.  It is about how and when God calls you.  David was merely a young shepherd boy when God called him to be king of Israel.  It was much later before this happened.

David was not qualified – from the world’s perspective – but he was called.  So many of us look at our talents, skills, experience, social standing, etc.  We think we don’t measure up to others.  David himself even struggles with this later when Saul tries to give him one of his daughters in marriage.  David says, “I’m just a poor man.  I’m not qualified to be the King’s son-in-law.”

Did David forget his anointing – his calling?  Did David forget that he had killed Goliath?  Did David forget where God was leading him?  Yes; yes; and yes!  Like all of us – we forget these things.

First, I am a son of God.  Second, I am a part of a royal priesthood.  Third, if God is with me, who can be against me.  Finally, I need to act like the King’s son and not try to distance myself from that.

Oh God – how often we forget these great truths.  Continue to patiently lead me forward and raise me up in the way I need to be raised!

I love you too God!





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