I want to highlight two things that stood out to me from the passage for today. First, King David was passionate!
Whether trash talking a giant (1 Sam 17:46), dancing through the streets (2 Sam 6), crying out in lament (pick a Psalm), leading men in battle (1 Sam 18:16), or making extreme vows to the Lord as in our text today, David was passionate for the Lord. In verses 3-5 we see David vowing not to enter his house, not to sleep, or even close his eyes until he established a dwelling place for the Lord. Can I say it again, David was passionate! And, he didn’t slay Goliath, dance, or fight battles to earn favor with God or to earn a blessing from God. He simply loved the Lord. He wanted to serve God with all his heart, soul, and mind.
Are you passionate for the things of God? Do you treasure your time in the Word? Do you yearn for your alone time with God in prayer? Do you desperately desire to see the lost come to Christ? What are you sacrificing for the Lord?
The second thing that stood out to me was the Lord’s faithfulness.
Although David did not serve the Lord for blessing, in verses 11-12 we see that the Lord promises to bless David and to bless the world through him. We aren’t promised health, wealth, or prosperity in this life. However, when we love God with everything we have and passionately seek His glory we will be blessed in a way that surpasses temporal riches. Further, God wants to bless others through you. If we are faithfully following Him, God will provide opportunities for you to be a blessing.
Are you living in a way that allows God to bless you? Are you thanking God for his blessings in your life? Are you looking for, and taking advantage of, the opportunities to be a blessing to others?
By: Greg Holden — Leadership Team