This morning I’ve been reading over the account of Gideon as I prepare for a men’s meeting later.
We like to look at men in the Word and see what we can learn as men living in the 21st century.
You may think but that is silly, the Bible was way back then and this is now, but we can learn so much from people in the Word and transfer onto our lives today.
That is why a lot of the Word has been written, to be an example for us today (1 Corinthians 10 v 11).
I don’t want to give too much away for the meeting later so let’s look at David as an example.
We can learn the value of preparation and of serving.
David prepared while working as a shepherd; he learned how to use a slingshot for example.
David served an apprenticeship after being anointed as king; he served under his father and under King Saul.
David’s exploits in killing Goliath came directly from his acts of service, by obeying his father and serving his brothers.
David knew the covenant he was living under; he knew his relationship with God and he Knew God was with him and on his side.
These are values that we all (not just men) can take into our lives today.
We should value service and preparation and we should know the covenant we are living under.
These are timeless values and principles and as important for us today as they were for David in the time that he lived.
Never let anyone tell you that Biblical principles are not for today!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word and thank you that it is as relevant today as it was when it was written”.
1 Corinthians 10 v 11…..Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come