MY DAILY COVENANT WITH GOD DEVOTIONAL
Devotion for Tuesday July 14, 2020
Topic: Favour Seekers
Text: 2 Samuel 1:1 – 10
The true account of Saul’s death is in 1 Samuel 31:3 and 4. The young man from Amalek was evidently lying. Probably he had come upon Saul dead and thought David would reward the person who had killed his rival. This was enough evidence to show that he was a favour seeker. The man pretended to be the one who had killed Saul and he brought along Saul’s insignia of royalty for proof.
This messenger presents himself to David in the posture of a mourner for the deceased King and a subject to the succeeding one. He came with his clothes rent, and made obeisance to David, pleasing himself with the fancy that he had the honour to be the first that did him homage as his sovereign. Unfortunately, David judged him from the words of his mouth and sentenced him to death (1 Samuel 1:13 – 15).
The courses wicked men take for their own advancement, often prove the occasion of their ruin. This is how most people run down colleagues in offices, neighbourhood, etc., because they want favour from their boss or someone in leadership position. Have you experience the act of these favour seekers once?
What shall it profit you when you betray people in a bid to gaining the goods of this world or a position in office? Why tell lies because you want to gain the praise of the people or your boss? Christians should speak the truth always and not to tell lies against people in a bid to secure a position or gain favour.
Food for Thought: The courses wicked men take for their own advancement, often prove the occasion of their ruin.
Memory verse: 2 Samuel 1:10
Prayer: Help me O Lord, never to betray others because I am seeking for favour.