October 7, 2018
Reading for the Week
1 Samuel 23:13-18; 24:1-22; 26:1-25; 31:1-4
The ability to lead with kingdom-mindedness is rooted in a principled respect for kingdom authority, regardless of the worthiness of the leader.
Read this portion of lyrics from Dolly Parton’s song Nine to Five: “9 to 5, for service and devotion / You would think that I would deserve a fair promotion / Want to move ahead but the boss won’t seem to let me / I swear sometimes that man is out to get me.” Have you ever identified with Dolly Parton’s lyrics?
Think about a time when you were under the leadership of an unkind boss.
After being warned that Saul once again was serious about killing him, David fled to the desert. But Saul was still out to get him. It was a painful time in David’s life. He wrote at least 15 of the Psalms during this period, on average, about one a year for the decade and a half he was on the run from Saul. David had never compromised his respect for Saul’s office as king. David’s respect for Saul remained uncompromised during the entirety of Saul’s unjustified pursuit of David. 1 Samuel records several dramatic examples.
Have a great week and we will see you Sunday at 9:30 am.