Poor and Little Known

22 Then Saul ordered his attendants: “Speak to David privately and say, ‘Look, the king is pleased with you, and his attendants all like you; now become his son-in-law.’ ”

23 They repeated these words to David. But David said, “Do you think it is a small matter to become the king’s son-in-law? I’m only a poor man and little known.”   I Sam 18:22-23

David was on the rise.  He had killed thousands in battle, starting with Goliath.  People loved him.  They followed him into battle.  Everything he did was met with favor because God was with him.  Yet he knew who he was.

I think we would be better off if we just realize who we are.  Strip it all away and we are just poor men who are little known.  The Bible is full of examples where God uses poor, little known people to do great things.

God, my desire is to serve you and make you great.  If that means that I am poor and little known, I’ll gladly take that as part of the deal.

[tags]I Samuel, David, Saul, Bible, Devotions[/tags]

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  1. And now every believer for all of history will (hopefully) read of their works for God and grow closer to Him.

    I felt the same thing in my QT today with Esau and Jacob.

    Oh yeah — the sermon on Sunday was excellent. Praise God. It hit me head on, continued to challenge and remind me, and gave me more strength to continue on. Thanks.

    God bless,

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