“Not Qualified To Disqualify” By Kirk Hunt
And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.”
1 Samuel 17:33 NKJV
King Saul was an extraordinary leader, anointed by God. He led the scattered 12 Tribes of Israel through the transformation into a unified nation. He led Israel to multiple victories over its aggressive neighbors, despite their technological advantages and greater numbers. Still, he was not qualified to disqualify David.
Saul is talking to a youth who killed a lion single-handed. David, a youngster, killed a bear. Saul did not know it in this verse, but David was already anointed by God.
Saul had greater position, rank, age, experience, skill and knowledge than David. Still, that did not qualify him to disqualify David. David’s qualifications came from God. A mere king cannot overrule Jehovah-Sabaoth.
Despite his own anointing, David correctly obeyed and respected Saul as king. Later, Saul would illegally, and immorally, seek to kill David. David wisely refused to move against the anointed king of Israel. David understood that Saul’s qualifications came from God and a mere shepherd–boy cannot overrule Jehovah-Sabaoth.
What has God anointed you to do? Are you busy, fulfilling the calling on your life? Be respectful, and obedient, of those God has placed over you. Still, remember that Jehovah-Sabaoth has provided your qualification. A mere man or woman cannot overrule God.
Think: If God has qualified me, no one else can disqualify me.
Pray: “Lord, help me to live out the qualifications You have given me.”
Copyright © May 2016, Kirk Hunt
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