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Devotion #1 Fall 2017 The Life of David: Humility

Updated: Apr 18, 2020

Do you ever feel like you’re just not good enough? Like you’re too small, too short, too weak, or too young? This season, we’re going to look at the life of David in the Bible. He was the youngest of eight brothers. A lot of times he got left out or got the jobs that didn’t seem important. He was sometimes ridiculed and criticized by his brothers. He could have felt sorry for himself and just given up and quit. But he didn’t. If he was given a lowly, seemingly unimportant job, he did “it heartily as to the Lord, and not unto men.” (Colossians 3:23)

David learned humility. He was willing to do whatever was asked of him. He was a lowly shepherd boy. When God sent Samuel to anoint the next King of Israel, Jesse, David’s father, invited all seven of the brothers older then David, but left David with the sheep. God let Samuel know that the one he wanted was not present. “And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, there remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.”

(1 Samuel 16:11) and so David was anointed king.

James 4:10 says, “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord and He shall lift you up.” Whether it’s obeying your parents, helping brothers or sisters, being a good friend, or being a team player on your soccer team, you should always be kind, considerate, and respectful of others. The best way to look good is to always make others look good. Be a team player.

Memory Verse:

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” - James 4:10

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