When I was getting ready to preach this week I was struck by a phrase used to describe David.
This was a phrase used in 1 Samuel 18, when David is in his time of preparation before becoming king.
The Word says (three times) that he ‘behaved himself wisely’.
When we look at what these words mean we will see that this is great advice as to how we should behave also.
Have you ever thought, “Oh no, I did that without thinking?”
Have you ever said, “Why did I do that? I knew it was too much of a risk”.
If you have you did not behave yourself wisely.
This phrase means to be circumspect (averse to risk) and intelligent (understand and then choose).
David actually thought about every thing he di, he did not trust to instinct or take risks; he used his brain and worked things out before acting
That is such obvious but such good advice for us.
I know that I don’t do this all the time, but also realise it is about time that I did!
Use the brain that God gave you and don’t act without thinking.
This way of operating kept David safe and in the long run saw him being appointed into what he was anointed for.
Let’s pray we can say the same for each other!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you have a plan and purpose for everyone of us and thank you that we can think and act appropriately to get there”.
1 Samuel 18 v 14…..And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the Lord was with him