He didn’t necessarily want credit for other people’s work, just his own.
Reference: This poor man called, and the Lord heard him;
he saved him out of all his troubles. (Psalm 34:6 NIV)
Explore: I once worked with someone who appreciated receiving credit for the work that he had done. He didn’t necessarily want credit for other people’s work, just his own.
Unfortunately for him, he worked with another guy who wasn’t too fussed who earned the credit. If he had been apart of the process, even if it was only a small part, he would tell everyone about it.
This issue was never big enough for it to come to a head, but it did cause the original colleague much frustration.
Application: It’s always nice to give credit where credit is due. But if we’re looking to give credit, getting back to the original source is necessary.
David found himself in a very difficult position and he certainly thought outside the box to solve his issue. But when he was in a better place, he wrote Psalm 34.
This psalm does not exalt David for his original thinking, but it gives all the credit to God. The Lord is praised, He is glorified, for He listened and delivered and He is good.
Prayer: Lord, You are good. There is no one who can do more good than You. May I strive to be more like You and remember to give You all the credit. Amen.
When have you taken the credit for God?
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.