Psalm 78:72 So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.
People often love authority, power, and the spotlight. They change when they’re put in charge, and they think they’re being watched. I remember working with a guy in a restaurant who disliked the manager, with good cause. He said, “If I am ever made manager I will never act like that guy.” Which was good, since the manager he was talking about was arrogant and egotistical. This guy thought the sun rose and set just for him. He treated people terribly and was rude to anyone he didn’t like. Needless to say, he did not last long in a customer driven business. Too many people complained. Oddly enough, the guy who said he would never be like him, was made manager, and immediately began to act just like him. What happened? He let the position go to his head, and his head couldn’t handle it. As you might guess, he didn’t last long either.
In Psalm 78:70 it says God chose a man to lead the people of Israel. He didn’t pick a man from the military for his commanding skills. He didn’t choose a CEO for His leadership skills. He didn’t pick someone of past royalty who knew the ropes of running a kingdom. It says; “He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:” See, God didn’t need a commander, a leader, or a man of experience. God was already all of those things. He just needed a man of Integrity. Not someone with a big head, just a big heart for God.
It’s been said that someone’s character is who that person is when no one is watching. A person with integrity doesn’t change their character no matter who is watching. David’s integrity is what drew God’s attention.
What is God focused on when He looks at you?
Living In His Word Ministries
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director