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Always Ready to Serve

by Inspiration Ministries
"David lived with Achish at Gath … Achish believed David, saying, 'He has surely made himself odious among his people Israel; therefore he will become my servant forever.'" – 1 Samuel 27:3, 12 NASB

David spent a lifetime as a servant. He served his father, his country, his king, and God. Perhaps the ultimate test came when, escaping Saul’s relentless pursuit, he went to live among the Philistines. It was a great challenge. After all, David gained fame fighting against the Philistines. Yet, he needed their confidence to live in peace.

Amazingly, David succeeded. So completely was he trusted that the Philistine king believed David would be his “servant forever.” David seemed willing to go into battle against his own people and only was spared when other Philistine leaders objected.

It can be easy to serve people who are generous and kind with whom we agree. But God wants us to serve in every situation. We need to submit to our masters, “not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are harsh.” (1 Peter 2:18). This attitude demonstrates that we have been changed and are committed to serving.

Jesus said that those wanting to be first should be last and “servant of all” (Mark 9:35). Seek to serve in everything you do. Have the attitude of a servant all the time. Serve God in every situation. Commit your way to Him and know He will guide and bless you. He can cause you to receive favor with everyone, even those who have been enemies. Remember, He is looking at your heart.

Prayer

Father, help me to have the attitude of a servant in everything I do. Help me to accomplish Your plan for my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Extended Reading

1 Samuel 27
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