READ: Psalm 78:70-72

70:He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:
71:From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.
72:So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.

MEMORISE: His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.' (Matthew 25:21)

Faithfulness can be displayed in different ways. Our emphasis here is on faithfulness in little things (small matters) and in another people's affairs. We are going to look at David as our example in two areas.

Firstly, David is a good example of one who is faithful in little things. We can see this in his life, how he kept his father's sheep with faithfulness. He so valued the lives of those animals to the extent that he risked his own life for their safety whenever dangerous animals came after them (1 Sam. 17:34,35). According to the psalmist, David's faithfulness in keeping the sheep challenged God to promote him to lead His people (Psa. 78:70,71). God knew that if someone like David, whom no one noticed, could keep ordinary animals with the integrity of  his heart, he would do more in leading human beings. David did exactly, later (v. 72). God promotes people, as it seems good in His sight (Psa. 75:6,7).

Secondly, in being faithful in another man's affair, David serves as our role model. As a shepherd boy, one day he had to leave the sheep to meet his elder brothers in the battlefield. Here is what he did before he left the sheep: So David rose early in the morning, left the sheep with a keeper and took the things and went as Jesse had commanded him (1 Sam. 17:20). David proved being faithful, trustworthy and reliable with what he did to his father's possession. He did not leave the sheep without a keeper. Don't forget that it was this father who sent him on an errand.

One of the ways by which God rates man's promotion is how faithful he is in matters of trust. David had these virtues and God considered him as the preferable king over Israel.

Are you faithful with small tasks, most especially when put in trust by others? God notices what you do when people do not see you. He notices and rewards details, according (Gal.6:7).

1.  Lord, forgive all my unfaithful in the past, and help me to be faithful in all my ways, in Jesus' name.
2.  I reject being a disappointment to God and my generation, in Jesus' name.
3.  Lord, help all Christians in their workplace and those in positions of responsibilities to influence the people of the world with the Kingdom's character of faithfulness.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Exodus 32 - 33 & Mark 12

Remain Blessed!