May 1, 2017: SOAP #2706: 1Chronicles 14, 15; Psalm 132; Matthew 18 Scripture: 1Chronicles (NIV) 14:2 And David knew that the LORD had established him as king over Israel and that his kingdom had been highly exalted for the sake of his people Israel. Observation: Two things were clear to King David. The first: He [...]

May 1, 2017: SOAP #2706: 1Chronicles 14, 15; Psalm 132; Matthew 18

Scripture: 1Chronicles (NIV) 14:2 And David knew that the LORD had established him as king over Israel and that his kingdom had been highly exalted for the sake of his people Israel.

Observation: Two things were clear to King David. The first: He was king because God placed him in that position. The second: it was not for his benefit, but for the benefit of the people of Israel that God gave him that responsibility.

Application: First: Any area of responsibility and authority I have comes from the Lord. I serve at His pleasure. God is not counting on my wisdom and ability to figure things out. God is counting on my obedience to His directions. Second: God gave me this position to benefit others. There will be benefits that come my way, but God's purpose is to let me experience the joy of serving others.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for showing me the purpose you have for me. Show me the joy of being a servant. Amen

Pastor Leon
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