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The Topic of Chuck Swindoll Daily Devotional 18 Th September 2023 Is “David’s Unique Ability “.
Scriptures: 1 Samuel 16:16–18
Now that’s not a bad resume, is it? He’s a skilled musician; he’s a man of valor; he’s a warrior; he has control of his tongue; he’s handsome; and the Lord is with him.
One important thing this says to me is that you should never discount anything in your past. God can pick it up and use it in the most incredible ways. You never know when something that happened years ago will open a door of opportunity into the future.
That’s precisely what happened to David. There he was all alone, plucking away on his instrument, out in the fields of Judea. He’d never even met Saul, yet he’s ultimately to be Saul’s replacement. Get that! So God works out a way to bring them together—music! Soon David receives a message that says, “Saul wants to see you.” It’s incredible how it all falls together. I never cease to be amazed at how perfectly God weaves His will together without our help!
Even though Samuel had anointed David earlier, Jesse let him go back with the sheep. And now a runner comes from the king, saying, “Saul wants to see your youngest son.” So Jesse releases David, but first he loads him down with gifts for the king. Now David trudges along with a donkey loaded with bread and a jug of wine and a goat, and his stringed instrument slung over his shoulder!
David didn’t know it, but he was getting ready to enter boot camp on the road to becoming a king. That’s the way God’s program works. You may think some skill you learned or used years ago is lost, or that you’ve wasted all that time doing whatever, but don’t you believe it. God can use what may seem to be a most insignificant part of your past and put you in exactly the right place to use that particular gift or skill.
That’s the way it was with David. He never once said to Saul, “I’m gonna take your place, pal.” Never once did he pull rank on Saul. He was never jealous of or pushing for the king’s position. He wasn’t presumptuous. He’d been anointed, but he continued to let the Lord open all the doors. Remember, David was a man after God’s heart.
Today’s Insight is written by Chucks Swindoll. Chuck Swindoll has devoted his life to the accurate, practical teaching and application of God’s Word and His grace. Since 1988 he has served as the founder and senior pastor-teacher of Stonebriar Community Church in Texas, but his listening audience extends far beyond a local church body. The radio broadcast of this devotional program has aired for more than 35 years. Read more.
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