But He gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”
Then Saul ordered his attendants: “Speak to David privately and say, ‘Look, the king likes you, and his attendants all love you; now become his son-in-law.’” They repeated these words to David. But David said, “Do you think it is a small matter to become the king’s son-in-law? I’m only a poor man and little known.”
1 Samuel 18:22-23
David was called by the Lord, anointed to be the future king and celebrated the victories that the Lord had given him; through all this he remained humble and considered himself little known and unworthy of being the king’s son-in-law.
King Saul had previously promised to give David his daughter, Merab, as his wife but the king went back on his word and gave her to another man, Adriel the Meholathite. Instead of becoming angry, David continued to profess his unworthiness to be the king’s son-in-law when Saul offered him Michal.
David’s humility kept him from manipulating the situation for his own benefit. Knowing that he was called to be a future king, he waited for God’s timing with patience, humility and endurance.
He was never in a hurry even though situations were hard he trusted in the Lord. He was willing to please the King because he knew that by submitting to authority he was pleasing the Lord.
David had many talents and we too are like him and may have talents. Are we using them to honour God or are we striving to promote ourselves by misusing the gifts to run ahead of time? Has pride overtaken us? Let us take stock of ourselves today and say to the Lord, “I surrender my gifts and talents to You. Use them for Your glory because I want to walk in humility, abiding by Your perfect will.”
I thank You for this day. Let me not manipulate the systems of this world to my advantage but wait for You to lift me up so that Your name may be glorified. Amen.
God bless you.
Theo and Manju