TO THE BIBLE 1 Samuel 17:34-37
“…David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep his father’s sheep, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock, I went out after it and struck it, and delivered the lamb from its mouth…Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God….”
From the opening scripture, I want you to note that at this time David wasn’t qualified to be in the army. Yet, the confidence he exuded as he spoke to King Saul was nothing short of that of an experienced warrior. As you study the life of David, you’ll understand the reason he was so bold and confident of killing Goliath of Gath was that he had been trained for it. Nobody knew that while he was tending his father’s sheep, God was also training him for the future.
The responsibilities given him at home seemed menial and mundane compared to those of his “warrior” brothers. Nonetheless, he performed every task faithfully and with utmost diligence. These were the qualities that brought him before Saul. Though David was a fresh-faced teenager, seemingly unfit and untrained for combat, he killed Goliath, brought Israel victory over the Philistines, and went on to become God’s great general for Israel! God had trained him for his future.
Don’t despise any responsibility you’re given today, irrespective of how lowly it may seem. Always remember that God is training you for the great future ahead of you through His Word and by His Spirit.
Proverbs 22:29; Luke 16:10-12; Philippians 2:14-15
Heavenly Father, I thank you for your Word. I yield myself to the training of your Word and Spirit. I make up my mind to perform any task I’m given diligently in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Acts 27:1-26, Psalms 21-22
Luke 10:1-9, Joshua 18
Are there tasks you handled in the past that you realize actually prepared you for the position or responsibility you’re handling now? Write them down.