It was David’s size that didn’t hold him back. Because of his size, he was quicker and hit with such blows before the enemy even knew what hit them.
David learned early-on guarding his father’s sheep that he had to be protective of his flock. This could be the very reason that God chose David to be a king was because of his protective nature towards his flock. That he would risk his life to save one sheep.
If David would be this protective and have this attitude towards his sheep what would he do as king of Israel? God saw into David and recognized his weaknesses and his greatness.
Greatness is slowly developed it’s nothing you’re born with, it’s nothing you receive overnight.
It’s those that risk their lives for others that God promotes in life to be a father, or great leader, or mighty warrior for battle.
It’s those that will put their lives down for another.
This is what captures the heart of God to have a selfless heart.
It wasn’t until David put his life before another man to take his wife as his own that he lost the favor of God. Ordering the husband to be put on the frontline of battle so he would be sure not to return home.
David up until this point in his life had a selfless heart, but it was his weakness for a beautiful woman that made him selfish filled with lustful desires for another man’s wife. That filled his heart with envy.
We can learn by the psalmist of King David to keep a pure heart so that God can prepare us for greatness.
Psalm 51:10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. 13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways so that sinners will turn back to you. 14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, you who are God my Savior, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
King David understood what it was to live with the favor of God and what it was to live separated from God through sin. The only thing that can separate us from God is sin.
King David found his peace again with God but it was something that he had to work on rebuilding slowly. He had to rebuild God’s trust in him again.
He had to work on developing a selfless heart again.
Do you need to work on developing a selfless heart to become a better husband or father, or wife or mother? Or the great warrior and protector that God has called you to be. I pray today that you change from your sinful desires and trust in God with all your heart mind and soul and let him lead you and guide you into greatness.
Don't be like the many heroes of the Bible that were torn and destroyed by a lustful nature.