Oct 27, 2021

Why God Called David to Greatness

When God needed someone He could trust with a big, monumental task, He called David. 

Have you ever wondered why God chose David to step up and defeat Goliath?

There are several reasons.  And they all are anchored in God's plan to show His enemies His mighty power and glory.

God called David because he had proven himself faithful.  He had a proven track record.

"He chose David also his servant, And took him from the sheepfolds."  Psalm 78:70

David was faithfully taking care of the sheep.  Making sure they had enough food.  Protecting them from predators.  Out where no one was watching.  Out where his true character was on display.

Do you want God to call you to a life of greatness?  Do you want God to show His power through your life?  Then simply be faithful.  God is looking for someone who is faithful. 

“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones."  Luke 16:10

David served for God's glory, not His own.   David was not concerned with his own "resume."  He was humbly serving out of sight, out of mind, in one of the lowliest jobs there was.  Taking care of sheep.  Where it was probably smelly.  Where it was dirty.  Where it took humility to serve.

And we notice that when David was talking with Goliath, he mentions how He is doing this to show off God's power, not His own.  

David had courage.  Everyone else stood in fear.  No one had enough courage to step up to probably be killed by Goliath.  But David had courage.  It takes courage to face our giants, doesn't it?  David passed that test with flying colors. A little courage can become big courage as you watch God's faithfulness to deliver on His promises.

David trusted God for the victory.  David knew God was faithful and that He would bring the victory.  Just as he trusted God to kill a lion and a bear, He could trust God now to take out this giant.  All he needed to do was step out in faith and watch what God would do.

"Your servant has struck down both the lion and the bear. This uncircumcised Philistine will be just like one of them. For he has defied the armies of the living God!"  -I Samuel 17:36

David loved God and pursued Him.  He was a man after God's own heart.  He loved God so much that He was willing to lay down His life on the battlefield if needed. 

This is one of the most popular events that happened in Old Testament.  It has inspired so many people to step out in courage and rely on God for the victory.  What will you take away from this true event?

Can God trust you to be faithful?  

Will you be faithful with the little things?  

Will you serve for God's glory and not your own?

Can you trust God's faithfulness?

Are you willing to pursue God with all your heart?

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