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Simple Obedience

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How does God lead people? Receiving God’s guidance is wonderful. It gives us confidence. It puts us on the right track. It leads us to our highest and best in life.

Discovering God’s guidance isn’t complicated. Sometimes it’s found in the simple act of doing something we’ve been asked to do—completing a simple assignment.

This was true for the Bible character David. David’s dad, Jesse, gave him a simple assignment to fulfill. Some of Jesse’s sons were in King Saul’s army, facing the Philistines. Jesse instructed David to take bread and cheese to his brothers and to get an update on how they were doing to bring back to him.

David didn’t realize how life-changing and important doing this simple thing would be. It led him to one of the biggest days and opportunities of his life. God was guiding David through his dad’s assignment.

David could have resisted. He could have lollygagged along and missed his moment — the incredible defeat of Goliath. Instead, he immediately did what his father asked him to do. Look at the story in 1 Samuel 17:17-20 (NIV) “Now Jesse said to his son David, ‘Take this ephah of roasted grain and these ten loaves of bread for your brothers and hurry to their camp. Take along these ten cheeses to the commander of their unit. See how your brothers are and bring back some assurance from them. They are with Saul and all the men of Israel in the Valley of Elah, fighting against the Philistines.’ Early in the morning David left the flock in the care of a shepherd, loaded up and set out, as Jesse had directed. He reached the camp as the army was going out to its battle positions, shouting the war cry.”

Sometimes the most significant things in our lives are connected to obedience in the insignificant things. It’s one of the ways God guides us!

Pastor Dale