Sample #5

Faithful In Relationships

What is life about? Things or people? We all certainly need a few things and things can be tools to help make life easier, more enjoyable as well as our work more efficient but they also wear out, become obsolete and we get tired of even those things we use for enjoyment. People, on the other hand, are what life is really about. No man is an island. hermits and loners are never happy in this life. Just as well face it, we were all born selfish and self-centered but our worth inline will be determined by how much we can be devoted to others–to things, people and entities outside of ourselves. Only those who love people will ever be happy and experience life that is truly life.

We see in the life of David the importance of being faithful in relationships. When Samuel approached King Saul about failing to obey the Lord’s command to take no spoil when he was sent out to annihilate the Amalekites, Saul defended his keeping King Agag as a war trophy and allowing the people to keep some of the best sheep to offer as sacrifices. Why? Because Saul thought 99 and a half would do with God–but it won’t. Samuel’s immediate response was because of his disobedience, God had rejected him as king over Israel. Subsequently, He told Samuel to anoint David as king, which he did, and the Spirit of the Lord came upon him from that day forward. Although he was anointed king by the prophet Samuel, David never challenged Saul but rather waited upon the Lord daily for deliverance and years to receive his crown.

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