Then Jesse said to his son David, “Take now for your brothers an ephah of this dried grain and these ten loaves, and run to your brothers at the camp. And carry these ten cheeses to the captain of their thousand…” 1 Samuel 17:17–18
Release God’s Favor in Life
Most of us are familiar with the story of David and Goliath. But do you remember how this shepherd boy ended up on the battlefield to begin with?
David was there to deliver bread and cheese to his brothers who were in the army. And yet, David found himself standing on the battlefield as Israel’s representative against the enormous, swaggering, giant Goliath. From delivering bread and cheese, he was now called upon to deliver the entire nation of Israel.
David was at the right place at the right time because he humbled himself and submitted to his father’s instructions to deliver bread and cheese to his brothers.
Dear Heart, this is something we all need to understand. Submission to God-appointed leadership will always cause God’s favor to flow in life, causing us to find ourselves, like David, at the right place at the right time, empowered by God to do the right thing!
The Lord says, “I will teach you the way you should go;
I will instruct you and advise you.
Don’t be stupid like a horse or a mule,
which must be controlled with a bit and bridle
to make it submit.”
10 The wicked will have to suffer,
but those who trust in the Lord
are protected by his constant love.
_Psalm 32:8-10 Good News Translation