I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him (Ps. 89:20 KJV)
The Lord calls David His servant. David was not a priest. He was not one of the major prophets like Isaiah. David was a king, and he was anointed to serve the Lord as a king to rule over the people of Israel.
As a King, he led most of the military campaigns and had the responsibility for judging matters of dispute amongst the people and heading all the administrative affairs of the kingdom. God called him My servant. The High Priest was the Lord’s servant. The Prophet was the Lord’s servant. In fact, every single one of the jews was the Lord’s servant( Luke 1:54). They served God in their worship, living for Him, keeping His commandments, etc.
The believer in Christ is a servant of God, in that we serve the Lord with our lives, in keeping His commandments and worshipping Him. Paul said to the Colossians:
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ (Col. 3:23-24 KJV).
You serve the Lord Jesus Christ in whatever you do, whether it is at work, job or neighborhood. Let Christ be seen and glorified in what you do, as an ordained minister or not. We serve God in different capacities. As a Christian, your very life has been consecrated to serve God in whatever you do to bring glory to His Name.
What are some of the ways David served God as a king? Declare that “I am a servant of the Lord and I have been anointed to glorify His Name.”
APPLY THE WORD
On your way to work today? Doing some house chores? Are you hanging out today with some friends? You are the light. You can encourage someone right where you are. You can win a soul for Christ in a picnic! You can change someone’s life at your job by just being the light you are. You do not need to be in the four walls of the Church to serve God!
Ask that the Lord will make you an effective minister for His glory.
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