May 18, 2020
Word of the day: 18 So David said to Saul, “Who am I, and what is my life or my father’s family in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?” 1 Samuel 18:18 NKJV
Reflect: Take a moment back in time where popularity got in your way of God’s work. What lessons did you learn from it?
Discussion Board: Peer pressure can be a big thing for kids in school. Kids trying to fit in with other kids, keeping up, can find it hard to do that. The same kid that faces peer pressure get famous, and then what happens? To the other kids that face the same pressure still faces it while the popular kid moves on. What changed for the kid? Popularity status. Possibly they are not being humbled, and that kid’s attitude changed. Today’s verse focuses on Saul and David and an attitude change. Saul’s popularity made him proud and arrogant, but David remained humbled. When you have a promotion or something good that happened in your life where you move on, you do not want to be arrogant. It is not right in the eyes of God. In verse 23, David said, “Do you think it is a small matter to become the King’s son-in-law? I’m only a poor man and little known. Having a title does not mean to become arrogant. Stay humbled and help more than ever!
Saul never became God’s man. Even though God had plans for Saul, Saul never recognized that he needed to have faith and patience in God. In other words, Saul never let God’s love give rest to his heart, and because of that, Saul struggled with insecurity, pride, impulsiveness, and deceit. What did David do? He took the time to pray for humbleness. David let God into his heart and let him be God’s man. David also realized that his blessings could not be for granted. Doing God’s work is for the whole world to be blessed.
Takeaway: Humbleness is the most important word and attitude to practice when we accept new things God blesses us. The more arrogance we have, the more we struggle. The more we call on God to work on our attitude to improve for him and his works, the better we are towards others and his work. What are your takeaways?
Prayer: Father, thanks for today. I pray our attitude level to remain below reproach and not above anybody that can be belittled to others and contradict what you are trying to do for us. Let us continue to come to you for wisdom and direction. Thank you for our fellowship. In Jesus’ name. Amen!