Meanwhile Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites and captured the royal citadel. Joab then sent messengers to David, saying, “I have fought against Rabbah and taken its water supply. Now muster the rest of the troops and besiege the city and capture it. Otherwise I will take the city, and it will be named after me.” So David…went – 2 Samuel 12:26-29
The fire alarm has just been pulled… you have 60 seconds… what will you take? 1, 2…
Take this: Know your Leader
Joab, Davids army commander, was doing his God given job well. he had taken control of the enemies water supply and alerted king David to come finish the work and get all the glory! What!? Who of us wouldn’t have been a little bitter that the king hadn’t been with us from the beginning?! THEN having done so much work ourselves, who of us would have called the king in, just to make sure the king could get the glory!!!?! Someone who knows God is Sovereign and humbly serves his King, that’s who.
Our purpose in life, our job, is to glorify our King in all that we say, think and do; in our job, in our home, in our church, wherever we breathe! If our job is to secure the water supply and let someone else take the victory, knowing God alone sets up authority and takes it down, we do so (Daniel 2:21). Victories need those whos job it is to take the water supply. No job handed to you by the King is insignificant.
What am I letting get in the way of doing my job well for the King like Joab did his job well for his king? Bitterness, envy, anger, pride, unforgiveness…? God is most glorified when we trust His Sovereignty and bow our knee to our One true Leader.
Independent Read: Revelation 4:11
59, 60. Go!