Wednesday, November 12, 2008

share alike

Something God showed me this morning in my bible reading time . . .

I Samuel 30:21-25 - When they reached Besor Brook and met the two hundred men who had been too tired to go with them, David greeted them joyfully. 22 But some troublemakers among David's men said, "They didn't go with us, so they can't have any of the plunder. Give them their wives and children, and tell them to be gone." 23 But David said, "No, my brothers! Don't be selfish with what the LORD has given us. He has kept us safe and helped us defeat the enemy. 24 Do you think anyone will listen to you when you talk like this? We share and share alike--those who go to battle and those who guard the equipment." 25 From then on David made this a law for all of Israel, and it is still followed.

Man, I can't help but think that I would have been one of those “troublemakers”. I have this deep sense of “fairness” built into me that I don't like. I could see myself operating like this in church. Lord, thank you for showing me this concept here and help me to share alike in the blessings you give so freely.