(Respect The Anointing)
TO THE BIBLE: 1 Samuel 24:5-7 NASB
“It came about afterward that David’s conscience bothered him because he had cut off the edge of Saul’s robe. So he said to his men, “Far be it from me because of the LORD that I should do this thing to my lord, the LORD’S anointed, to stretch out my hand against him, since he is the LORD’S anointed.” David persuaded his men with these words and did not allow them to rise up against Saul….”
David was a man who understood the anointing and had respect for the Lord’s anointed. He recognised it upon King Saul, and esteemed it very highly. The Bible tells us how one day, Saul, with a band of three thousand chosen men, sought David in order to kill him. But it was David who eventually had the opportunity to kill Saul. He got so close to Saul that he was able to cut the edge of his robe without being detected. Yet, he refrained from harming the king, and forbade his men from doing so (1 Samuel 24:5-7).
David’s unmistakable regard for the anointing was further demonstrated when he ordered the death of the Amalekite who confessed to killing King Saul. He said to the man: “…“Your blood is on your head, for your mouth has testified against you, saying, “I have killed the Lord’s anointed”” (2 Samuel 1:16 NASB). By his actions, David proved himself worthy of the anointing, and God later testified of him, “I have found David My servant; with My holy oil I have anointed him” (Psalm 89:20 NASB).
Understand that what you respect, you attract. If you want to walk in the anointing of God’s Spirit, you must respect and esteem it. Honour and respect God’s anointed servants. Remember, He said in Psalm 105:15, “Do not touch My anointed ones, and do My prophets no harm.” Under no circumstance should you speak evil of God’s ministers or join others to talk evil about them, seeing that they’re anointed of the Lord. Be smart!
1 Chronicles 16:22; 2 Samuel 1:14-16; Romans 14:4
Dear Lord, I thank you for the anointing of your Spirit and manifestation of your grace in my life. My heart is bowed to you in adoration, my blessed Lord and Saviour! I worship you today and always, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Luke 4:14-44, Deuteronomy 22-24
Romans 2:1-11, Psalm 90
Pray for your leaders in church, and be of help to them anyway that you can.
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