I'm still impressed as I read through the story of David and Goliath, but for a new reason this time around.
David killed the lion and the bear to protect the sheep of the pasture he had been given charge of. It could not have been for selfish reasons. It was just part of his job and he was good at it. I think he must have loved protecting his sheep.
When he heard Goliath ranting and raving his threats, David must have viewed this as a threat to the sheep of God's pasture, his people, Israel.
I had to think about my own music ministry and life in general. Why do I want to accomplish all that I do? Is it more for my own gain or is it really about the people of God and protecting the body of Christ from all forms of threats from the enemy? Am I as selfless as David?
Surely this story is a picture of love of the deepest kind. It's also a picture of Jesus!
Listen to the song to go with this blog under "devotional notes" for 6.15.10 here.