A Humble Heart
August 18, 2021

Today’s 333 Devotional: “A Humble Heart”

David had a humble servant’s heart. David had learned the art of humility and servanthood. The prophet Samuel had come to town and had invited David’s father, Jesse, and his family to a sacrifice. This was a great honor for the family, and too great to pass up. And as Jesse paraded each of his seven sons before Samuel, David was not one of them, but none of them passed the test.

Samuel thought, surely one of these boys is Israel’s future king, but God said, “The Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)

But when Samuel saw David the Lord said, “anoint him, because he’s the one.”

Being a shepherd was more in David’s wheelhouse, whereas seeking personal honor wasn’t. After defeating Goliath and earning the right to marry Saul’s daughter, David didn’t feel worthy.

He said, “Who am I, and what is my family or my father’s clan in Israel, that I should become the king’s son-in-law… I’m only a poor man and little known.” (1 Samuel 18:18, 23b)

David knew that it wasn’t his ability that won the day, but that it was the Lord’s, which is what he told Goliath.

“You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.” (1 Samuel 17:25)

Saul was completely opposite. When he attacked the Amalekites, he wanted the plunder for himself, and instead of being obedient he kept the best for himself. In fact, he even set up a monument in his own honor for the victory (1 Samuel 15:12).

And the Lord said to Samuel, “I am grieved that I have made Saul king, because he has turned away from me and has not carried out my instructions.” (1 Samuel 15:11)

To learn more about David’s Heart
Watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU8QCJZmfvM
Read at https://www.mesquitelivingwaters.com/2021/08/15/david-a-man-after-gods-heart/

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