Greater And Greater
And David became greater and greater, for the Lord, the God of hosts, was with him.
2 Samuel 5:10
God Was With Him
David was a man after God’s own heart. David loved the Lord and God was with him to give him strength and wisdom. He was chosen by God to be king. As David’s kingdom grew the more people he was entrusted with. God’s power was revealed through David. Even though David held much power he was never more powerful than God. It was God who made him greater and greater.
David was a portrait of the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ. David knew God on a personal level. He was not what people would expect a king to look like. In the same way Jesus was not what the Jews expected. Jesus came as a humble servant for the poor. The Jews expected someone with power to bring peace and prosperity. Instead Jesus was meek and humble giving attention to those who were sick and sinful. Jesus came and most didn’t recognize that He was the Messiah.
God is not looking for strong, powerful men. He is looking for men who are able to be changed. God will take a small, uneducated man and make him greater and greater. God wants to show His glory through men who can give Him honor and show others how powerful God is. God desires for husbands and fathers to be the leader of their home. They are the shepherds, pastors, and spiritual leaders of their family. God will give strength and wisdom to the ones who are humbled and under God’s direction. Seek to be the one who God uses to reveal His glory to shine for those who need to see who He is.
Lord, use me to shine Your glory and light into this dark, sinful world. Lord give us Christian homes to train up more Christian leaders.