“David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father's house heard it, they went down thither to him. And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men. And David went thence to Mizpeh of Moab: and he said unto the king of Moab, Let my father and my mother, I pray thee, come forth, and be with you, till I know what God will do for me. And he brought them before the king of Moab: and they dwelt with him all the while that David was in the hold. And the prophet Gad said unto David, Abide not in the hold; depart, and get thee into the land of Judah. Then David departed, and came into the forest of Hareth”
(1 Samuel 22:1-5)
(1 Samuel 22:1-5)
Today’s Morsel: King David seems to be a leader that knew how to take people from where they were and transform them into mighty men of God. David seemed to look for transference in people just as Jesus and the apostles did. Once they shared the gospel, they were looking for people to change who they were and also their outlook on life. Scripture says that David, 'therefore, departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father's house heard it, they went down thither to him. And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them'. Notice, everyone that was distress, in debt, and discontent came to him. This sounds like the world we live in today. Most everyone in our world today seems to fall into one of these categories. Like David, I see this as a great leadership challenge. How do we turn these type people into mighty warriors for God? First, we must get them to understand that if nothing changes, nothing changes. Second, they must understand that God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all they can ask or think. And third, once they come to Christ, they must learn that godliness with contentment is great gain; in other words, they must be content with who they are in Him, where they are, and what they have. And finally, people have to get back to worshipping and praising God, because He has given us a garment of praise for the spirit of Heaviness.
Sing: I’m Yours Lord! Everything I am, everything I'm not, everything I’ve got; I’m Yours Lord! Try me now and see, see if I can be completely Yours.
Thought For Today: Transference means change.