Meditate with Power!
David & David’s Men!
I Samuel 22:2 And everyone who was in distress, everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented gathered to him.
Meditate on God’s Word! David, who would become King David and who God would choose and establish the Davidic Covenant, from whose lineage the Messiah, Jesus would come, was a shepherd, yet God chose him. Now the said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided Myself a king among his sons.” I Samuel 16:1 David did not have a degree, a MBA or did he come from a privileged family, yet God chose him, why? But the said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the looks at the heart.” I Samuel 16:7
God sees beyond what man sees and God’s criteria is based on what God requires in order for us to be used by Him. But the said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the looks at the heart.” I Samuel 16:7 By appearance, King Saul was a powerful, tall and strong man but he lacked the inner character to serve God and his people in honesty, justice, wisdom and mercy. God was looking for a man after His own heart and found David herding sheep. And Samuel said to Saul, “You have done foolishly. You have not kept the commandment of the Lord your God, which He commanded you. For now theLord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. But now your kingdom shall not continue. The Lord has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be commander over His people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.” I Samuel 13:13-14
So God found David, a boy by most human standards who would become one of Israel’s greatest kings. In time, King Saul would try to kill David over a period of a few years and David ran and hid in a cave with four hundred men who had nothing to offer him but loyalty. David therefore departed from there and escaped to the cave of Adullam. So when his brothers and all his father’s house heard it, they went down there to him. And everyone who was in distress, everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented gathered to him. So he became captain over them. And there were about four hundred men with him. I Samuel 22:1-2
God chooses men and women by the heart, not by what they have accomplished in life. So if you are not highly trained or degreed or experienced in life, good, because God is looking for people that love Him with their whole heart and soul. Let God use you today as you commit your life and your heart to Him, His will, His purposes and to proclaiming the name of Jesus and the story of redemption to those that God has put in your life. This is pleasing to God!