David’s Success, Saul’s Jealousy

6As they were coming home, when David returned from killing the Philistine, the women came out of all the towns of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with songs of joy, and with musical instruments. 7And the women sang to one another as they made merry, “Saul has killed his thousands, and David his ten thousands.” 8Saul was very angry, for this saying displeased him. He said, “They have ascribed to David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed thousands; what more can he have but the kingdom?” 9So Saul eyed David from that day on. 10The next day an evil spirit from God rushed upon Saul, and he raved within his house, while David was playing the lyre, as he did day by day. Saul had his spear in his hand; 11and Saul threw the spear, for he thought, “I will pin David to the wall.” But David eluded him twice. 12Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him but had departed from Saul. 13So Saul removed him from his presence, and made him a commander of a thousand; and David marched out and came in, leading the army. 14David had success in all his undertakings; for the Lord was with him. 15When Saul saw that he had great success, he stood in awe of him. 16But all Israel and Judah loved David; for it was he who marched out and came in leading them. (1 Samuel 18:6-16, NRSV)

Have you ever heard something and it made you jealous?

What did you do?

Was what you heard the truth? And was it something bad or not as good about you?

Saul heard what the people were saying about the battles, that Saul did a little, but David did so much more. But it was the truth, so why should Saul be upset about that? Because he was king, and the king is always better.

We all have those people in our lives that they have to 1 up everyone, and they have to have the best story.

Let them. God is sending you to do a wonderful thing, do not let other people’s insecurities get in the way of your happiness and doing what God has called you to do.

Published by asacredrebel

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