August 13-Dealing with Success

Journey through 1 Samuel

1 Samuel 18.1-30 “in everything he did he had great success”

Focus Verse-1 Samuel 18.14

In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was with him.

Insight-I notice a couple of things in this passage.  David experienced great success because God was with him, which really means David was with God, trusting God completely.  In all of this he showed incredible trust and incredible humility.  David never flaunted his success in front of Saul.  In fact, it seems like every opportunity that he had, David tried to serve Saul.  Even when David had every right to at least refuse to serve Saul, he continued in his service.

All of this is possible because I think David was once again putting his trust in himself rather than Saul, himself, or others.  David knew who his Protector was.  David was content to let God work things out the way that He wanted them to go.

Active Response-I want to continue in growing to trust God more for everything in my life and I want to recognize more and more that every good thing is from Him.  I want to live a humble trust that points others to my Father God.

God, lead me and guide me.  Be my strength and rest.  Help me to trust you more and more with each new day.  Amen.