14th –15th May
“How great You are, O Sovereign Lord! There is no one like You. We have never heard of another God like You!”
2 Samuel 7:22
David was just a mere shepherd when he was commissioned to lead the Nation of Israel. He was the youngest of his brothers and the least in terms of stature. Yet God looked straight passed his exterior attributes and into his heart. God knew that in David’s heart was a man after His own. Yes David made mistakes and was far from being perfect, but because of David’s real and refreshing relationship with God, and because of God’s promise to him, he will be remembered forever. Furthermore, his legend won’t be that he was just a good king, or even a just great leader, it will be his genuine relationship with God, that will stand as both an encouragement and example for all people, forever.
David in his prayer, after hearing from the prophet Nathan that his legacy would continue forever because of his faithfulness to God, was completely humbled and confessed that he didn’t deserve all the goodness God was pouring out over his life. “Who am I, O Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?..” Again, God saw fit to bless David, not because of his external acts but because of his heart for God.
If God could take a lowly shepherd from “tending sheep in the pasture and”, choose him to “be the leader of My (God’s) people” (verse 8), then he can also use our weakness’, frailties, and insecurities and make us leaders in changing the world for Jesus. We should not be so quick to put ourselves down, but rather rejoice in humility, that in God’s hands, we are moulded and shaped to make a difference in this world. Why does God use us? Because He is great, kind and loving and the sovereign Lord of all the Earth. There truly is no-one like Him.