Good Morning Warrior!
Happy Celebration Sunday!
Word for the Day:
“The Greatest From The Least”
Text: 1Samuel 16:13
“Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel arose and went to Ramah.”
The principle of “The Greatest From The Least,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning. God sees the greatest in what man sees as the least. While man is looking at the “outward appearance” of people God is looking at the “heart” of a person. God set the Greatest Heart among Jesse and his sons “and anointed David in the midst of his brothers.”
Wow, does that sound like me when I fell down in that prison cell, as “the least of all human beings, a dead man.” Each of us can remember feeling like “the least of all people;” in times of failure, and deep disappointment. We’re looking at the outward appearance of things. However God is looking inside us, at the Great Potential of the new heart He gave us at conversion to Christ, and the plan of good works that He has completed for us to walk in. God Sees His Greatness unfolding in our life of obedience and trust in Him. Our Least Makes Room For His Greatness! Our weakness is the stage for His Mighty Power to be fully displayed!
God is taking a little shepherd boy’s heart and making him the Greatest King of Israel’s history. The one who was least in his father’s house brought eternal significance to his father’s house.
What a picture this is of our Commander Jesus Christ. He was like “a root out of dry ground,” (Isa.53:2); despised and rejected by men (Isa.53:3); and of no reputation like a slave (Phil.2:7). The Least of all mankind. He Became The Least So That We Could Become Great as Sons and Daughters of Almighty God, and Joint-heirs with Jesus Christ!
“For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.” (Rom.8:15-17).
Saul was great in his own eyes but least in God’s eyes; rejected by God.
David was least in his own eyes but Great in God’s eyes, because of his heart that was passionately pursuing God’s heart!
Let’s take a lesson from this. The Warrior must be Empty of self-confidence, to be Full of God-Confidence.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Phil.4:13). Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,