Heavenly Father, selfishness is so prevalent in today’s world. I must confess that some days I think the older I get the more selfish I become. I certainly don’t want to be one of those grouchy old people who has to have everything “their way!”
Thank You Lord for the example of David.
Then David returned to the brook Besor and met up with the 200 men who had been left behind because they were too exhausted to go with him. They went out to meet David and his men, and David greeted them joyfully. But some evil troublemakers among David’s men said, “They didn’t go with us, so they can’t have any of the plunder we recovered. Give them their wives and children, and tell them to be gone.”
But David said, “No, my brothers! Don’t be selfish with what the Lord has given us. He has kept us safe and helped us defeat the band of raiders that attacked us. Who will listen when you talk like this? We share and share alike—those who go to battle and those who guard the equipment.” From then on David made this a decree and regulation for Israel, and it is still followed today. —1 Samuel 30:21-25
Lord, You have given me so much. Help me to remember that EVERY good and perfect gift is from You (James 1:17). Help me to “share and share alike” as David said.
Lord, help me to follow David’s example by asking You for guidance. Holy Spirit, I know that if I bring my selfish tendencies to You, You will help me replace them with a heart like David’s.
Lord, use who I am and what I have to bless someone today. I give myself to You!
In Jesus’ Name. Amen and Amen!
©2014, Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: 2 Samuel 2:1-3:5; 1 Chronicles 3:1-4a; 2 Samuel 23:8-17; 1 Chronicles 11:10-19; 2 Samuel 23:18-39; 1 Chronicles 11:20-47