THIS SERIES:THE SEARCH FOR SIGNIFICANCE
The good news is that God has a habit of choosing the people that others would pass over:
God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.
God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things –
and the things that are not – to nullify the things that are,
so that no one may boast before him.
[1 Corinthians 1:27-29]
The youngest of eight, he was seen as so little consequence in the eyes of his family, that when Samuel invited Jesse’s family to a special sacrificial meal, David wasn’t included! [1 Samuel 16]
But Davis had learned a thing or two out on the hillside, looking after the sheep. He had learned that he was an individual of worth in the Lord’s eyes; that in partnership with the Lord he was any man’s equal; and that he did not need to wear any other man’s clothes – physically or metaphorically
[1 Samuel 17:38,39].
If you are wrestling with feelings of inferiority today, you can take heart from David. He had learned that he was not an afterthought, or a mistake. He had learned that he was designed in detail, there was a plan for his life that only he could fulfil, and that his relationship with the Lord was the key to his strength.
Take some action today:
Get quiet in the Lord’s presence. Read Psalm 139:1-18, (in the Voice translation), slowly and carefully. This is what David learned - listen to what the Lord says to you through it.
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