MINISTERS WITHOUT BLEMISH: KING DAVID’S TYPE 1

KEY SCRIPTURE: Acts 13:22 KJV “And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will”

(Read 2 Samuel 1:1-27)

The above story reveals the selflessness of David. It shows how he continually demonstrated respect and honour to king Saul who was the ordained king, even after Saul had been killed in a war with the Philistines. David expressed his sincere love for Saul and Jonathan, by slaying the Amalekite boy who brought the news that he killed King Saul. He was expecting to receive an acknowledgement and praise from David. The scriptures said in 2 Samuel 1:12 that” And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even, for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of the LORD, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword”.

David acted with a pure heart of love. Love for one another purifies our souls from all vile. As ministers or children of God we must continually allow the love of God in our hearts to lead us in all we do. The natural reaction from most men   to the news of the death of a man who has persistently persecuted and pursued their life to kill them, would have been instant jubilation. One’s tendency to hold himself against any selfish responses comes from a heart that pursues after God. May we be pursuers of God and not after our self-centered longings.

Every child of God is a man or woman of the Spirit. Rom 8:9 KJV” But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his”. Being in the Spirit means the fleshly persuasions unto bitterness and victimizations are no more controlling us. Dear servant of God and fellow Christian, let’s express this love of Christ to all. Let’s honor all those who are our fathers, leaders, or those who have been anointed to play any special role in our lives. Don’t ever be tempted to dishonor them in any way. You do that at your own peril. Just as David never attack king Saul, do not attack any of your superiors in ministry.

CONFESSION

I have the love of Christ. I do not rejoice over the pain and lose of any brother or sister, no matter what they said or did to me.

FURTHER STUDIES

Matthew 5:44 KJV “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you” ;

Ephesians 4:32 KJV “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”

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