I Samuel 18.18-30
Reference: v. 23 They repeated these words to David. But 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.”
Explore: Samuel had anointed David above all his older brothers, he had slain Goliath, the women sang songs about his greatness and yet David was still humble and resistant to become the son-in-law of the king.
Application: Being up in front of people often, I have to check my pride regularly. It’s very easy to start thinking well of yourself whenever you receive some consistent compliments. However David is a great example of not letting our accomplishments go to our head. With all he had achieved and through every one he had conquered you would think he would have started planning his kingship right there and then. However he knew his place. He was a child of God. And when you come into the Maker’s presence regularly you can only stand humble before the King of Kings.
Prayer: Almighty Creator, forgive us of our pride. We know that we do all things through the strength and the gifts that you have given us. Let us not forget that we can do nothing without you. Amen.
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.