The path to the throne (5)

‘…I have found David…a man after My own heart…’ Acts 13:22

The Bible says: ‘And David said with longing, “Oh, that someone would give me a drink of the water from the well of Bethlehem”…So the three mighty men broke through the camp of the Philistines, drew water from the well…took it and brought it to David. Nevertheless he would not drink it…’ (2 Samuel 23:15-16 NKJV). There are two important lessons here: 1) You must surround yourself with the right people. Unlike those who are only ‘in it for what they can get out of it,’ these men had only one thing in mind: to serve their king and promote his kingdom. No wonder David said, ‘I am a companion of…those who keep Your precepts’ (Psalm 119:63 NKJV). 2) You must refuse to settle for less than God’s best. These men risked their lives to bring David a cup of water, yet he poured it out on the ground before the Lord. David was saying: ‘I refuse to settle for a cup, I want the well; I must be connected to the life source.’ Stop treating God like a caretaker you call when you’ve made a mess and need someone to clean it up; or as your ‘go-for’ person when you need something you can’t otherwise get. Don’t go to God for a miracle, go for a relationship; and you can walk in His miraculous provisions every day. ‘He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty’ (Psalm 91:1 NKJV). Note the words ‘dwells’ and ‘abide.’ Instead of commuting in and out, stay in contact with God and all that He has will be available to you.

…be encouraged,
working at an exam due this afternoon,
won’t say much here,
till next time,
easy does it 🙂


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