October 11th, 2016
1 Samuel 26:1-12
Sometimes it’s good to look at your job description. When you look at it after you’ve been in your position for a while, it can do two things for you.
The first is a positive affirmation. You are doing all the things you should be doing and perhaps even more. It keeps you on task and gives you a forward-thinking perspective. Expectations are clear and there is little room for deviation.
The second is conviction. You can see where you have failed and where you have not lived up to the expectation of the position. It can give you a feeling of remorse or even shame.
David’s proclamation to Saul about God rewarding righteousness and faithfulness accomplished the same thing. Saul, no doubt, recognized how David was a good man and could have taken Saul’s life if he had wished. He saw that David was godly. Saul also saw how wrong he had been in trying to destroy a good man. He saw and confessed that he was not following God as God had wished for him. Take time and remember God’s calling on your life regularly to make sure you are “living right.”
Author: Gary Huff